As part of our critical economics series, USi will be holding a web conference with Heiner Flassbeck. All are welcome to participate.
A prominent economist, Flassbeck has been at the forefront of critiquing myths about the financial crisis, and is an unparalleled expert in the particular challenges of the Eurozone.
Flassbeck argues that global economic governance is needed, because globalisation needs global rules. Ideally this should be through the UN. Social protection is important, and wages need to rise in line with productivity. Prices of essential commodities like oil should not be determined by speculation.
Date: Friday 31 August
Time: 1:30 pm UK time, 2:30 pm Geneva
On the right side of the home page there is a box called Web Conference, with a drop down list of meeting rooms. Select the meeting called “Heiner Flassbeck”.
Type in your name, and password 123.
Click ‘Join’, and you will be redirected to the web conference.
A window will pop up asking permission to use your web cam and microphone, as well as the opportunity to choose devices and edit preferences. Allow, and click ‘join audio’. If possible, use a head set, as computer speakers can cause feedback.
Your web cam won’t come on automatically. There is a camera icon in the top left hand corner of the screen. If you click that a video window will open with a ‘play’ button at the bottom. If you click that your video will go live.
If you don’t have a web cam and mic, you can still participate by typing questions into the chat box.
You can ask questions by typing them in the chat area to the right of the screen, or by clicking the hand icon.
Please join us – we look forward to speaking to you.
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