Career loss


In a discussion with Lex Fridman, Steve Keen shared his views on career choices, particularly in the context of academic pursuits. Keen advised against pursuing an economics degree, critiquing the outdated curriculum taught in universities. Instead, he recommended studying system dynamics, a discipline he believes has more relevance and applicability across various fields.

Keen also discussed his own life choices, highlighting the freedom and authenticity of following a path less conventional, despite its inherent challenges and instability. He shared an anecdote about engaging in a student revolt and the career diversity that followed, emphasizing that even if his choices led to certain hardships, he preferred living true to his instincts and passions. His discussion implies that embracing uncertainty and personal passion can lead to a more fulfilling, albeit possibly chaotic, life 1.

Career Advice

Steve Keen advises against getting an economics degree and instead recommends learning system dynamics to apply to economics or any field. He emphasizes being true to oneself and taking risks in life.

Lex Fridman Podcast

Steve Keen: Marxism, Capitalism, and Economics | Lex Fridman Podcast #303