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AFIT - Economics (Association For Institutional Thought)

04
Apr
2024

AFIT - Reception

04-04-2024 7:00 PM -9:00 PM
Chula Vista
05
Apr
2024

AFIT-04 Money, Finance and Healthcare

04-05-2024 8:00 AM -9:30 AM
Directors

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Moderator:

 

On the Financial Instability Hypothesis and its Global Implications post-Covid19
   - Barkin Cihanli, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Sovereign Financing of the Community Health Worker Program in Kenya
   - Brandon Istenes, Levy Economics Institute at Bard College

Eliminating the cash-nexus in the patient-doctor transaction in the USA"
   - Robert J Kemp, KempHE

05
Apr
2024

AFIT-10 Roundtable - Special Topics in Social Economics (sponsored by the ASE)

04-05-2024 8:00 AM -9:30 AM
Guadalupe

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Chairperson: Rojhat Avsar, Columbia College Chicago

 

Special Topics in Social Economics (sponsored by the ASE)
   - Rojhat Avsar, Columbia College Chicago
   - Sheena Yoon, University of Utah
   - Swayamsiddha Sarangi, University of Utah
   - Patrick Hallan, University of Utah
   - Yazgi Genc, University of Utah
   - Kabeer Bora, University of Utah

05
Apr
2024

AFIT-06 Technology, Work, and Development

04-05-2024 9:45 AM -11:15 AM
Blanco

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Moderator:

 

The Singularity’s Proximate-Ultimate Convergence: Artificial Intelligence and Labor Markets
   - Larry Wigger, Association for Institutional Thought

E-Waste, Cyclical Economy and Economic Development
   - John Marangos, University of Missouri – Kansas City, Critical Materials Crossroads and Department of Economics, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Nothing New Under the Capitalist Sun: Hyper-Exploitation in the Behaviorist Digital Age
   - Raphael Sassower, AFIT

Refining Veblen to Improve the Predictive Effect in an Industrial Economy
   - Tom Stark, Permian Basin Industrial Services LLC

05
Apr
2024

WSSA President's Luncheon

04-05-2024 11:15 AM -1:00 PM
Garden Terrace

Pastries and coffee.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

05
Apr
2024

AFIT-11 Economic Systems and Sociopolitical Dynamics: Critical Perspectives on Debt, Development and Diplomacy

04-05-2024 1:00 PM -2:30 PM
Guadalupe

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
Email:
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Moderator: 

 

Inflation: Theory and Methods in Measurement
   - Samuel Stockman, University of Missouri Kansas City

Is France-Africa Relations a new form of Colonization?
   - Seibou Ilanda, University Of Missouri KC

On the Punitive Nature of Student “Loan” Debt.
   - Michael Schmidt, University of Missouri Kansas City

MMT: How to Pay for Economic Development
   - Barkin Cihanli, University of Missouri-Kansas City

05
Apr
2024

San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm Fieldtrip

04-05-2024 2:30 PM -5:30 PM

Field Trip to the San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm at Mission San Juan


Please join us for an amazing local experience on Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Sign up at the Registration Desk by 1:00 p.m. to guarantee a spot on this local trip.

 

 

The San Antonio Food Bank’s farm at Mission San Juan is actually on a National Park site. All of the San Antonio Missions, besides the Alamo, are run by the National Park System, and ours is an unusual land use agreement where we’re able to cultivate on some of its land. When the Spanish colonists arrived and established the missions almost 300 years ago, they started farming that land using acequias, which were diversion ditches inspired by Roman and Moorish irrigation techniques. We continue the same tradition by farming this land, where a portion is irrigated using the historic methods of the Spanish and the indigenous. We also focus on cultivating more drought tolerant crops that can withstand rising temperatures. What food we grow ends up going to the community in South Texas that needs it through our Food Bank distribution programs.

05
Apr
2024

AFIT-07 Money Creation, Development and Investment Decisions

04-05-2024 2:45 PM -4:15 PM
Chula Vista Boardroom

Coordinator: Benjamin Wilson
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Affiliation: SUNY Cortland

 

Moderator: 

 

Post Colonialism, Emerging International Financial Systems and Monetary Sovereignty: The Abolition of the CFA Franc
   - Karol Gil-Vasquez, Nichols College/Boston University

Rethinking Herd Behavior in Financial Markets with Keynes
   - Hyuna Kim, University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)

Michal Kalecki: Lessons for Less-developed Economies on Financing Capital Formation
   - Klimina Anna, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

The Money Hierarchy and the The Monetary Circuit: Endogenous Money and Shadow Insitutions
   - Nitin Nair, University of Leeds

05
Apr
2024

AFIT - Keynote Speaker

04-05-2024 5:00 PM -7:00 PM
Pecos

James K. Galbraith

Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

05
Apr
2024

A Facebook Concert

04-05-2024 8:00 PM -9:00 PM
Presidential Suite

Coordinator: Lisa Ossian
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Affiliation: Indian Hills Community College

 

The Kinkaider's Song:  A Homesteader Ballad from the Nebraska Sandhills

 

   - Tom Isern, North Dakota State University

 

The family of prairie folksong tracing lineage to the gospel hymn, “Beulah Land,” is prolific. “Beulah Land” is about a place, the blissful afterlife. Prairie singers borrowed its melody and motifs to localize them to their own places on the plains, sometimes as joyful paeans to a bountiful country, other times as sardonic commentaries on a hard land. “The Kinkaider’s Song” is exceptional in that it is traceable to a particular time and place: the Kinkaider picnic of 16 August 1911, a gathering of homesteaders at the Will Davis grove, a seven-year-old tree claim near Anselmo, in northern Custer County, Nebraska. Fourteen-year-old Matilda Matthews was there and wrote for a regional newspaper, the Atkinson Graphic, “We composed a song, ‘The Kinkaider’s Song,’ and sang it.” The song resounding through the Davis grove in 1911 arose from the historical circumstances of the Kinkaid Act of 1904, which allowed homesteads of a full section, 640 acres, rather than a quarter-section, 160 acres. Its sponsor and heroic proponent, Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was present when the Kinkaiders sang their anthem in his honor. From there the song passed into oral tradition and the mysterious canon of Great Plains balladry. Recently discovered, the original text and circumstances of “The Kinkaider’s Song” illustrate the capacity of digitized source materials to move ballads previously anonymous into the realm of known authorship and context--an important development in the interpretation of Great Plains folksong.