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Lester R Brown: China Forcing the World to Rethink Its Economic Future

China: Forcing the World to Rethink Its Economic Future Fora TV presents Dr. Brown, who will discuss ways to restructure the global economy so that it can sustain economic progress through renewable energy, the reuse and recycling of materials, and a diverse transport system. World Affairs Council of Northern California at San Francisco, California. Event …

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Saul Levmore: Monopolies as an Introduction to Economics

Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200: Monopolies as an Introduction to Economics Saul Levmore, William B. Graham Distinguished Professor of Law at The University of Chicago In the study of economics, the big questions recapitulate the little ones. If you think about the cost of a chocolate chip cookie or how airline ticket …

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Pankaj Ghemawat: Actually, the world isn’t flat

TED presents Pankaj Ghemawat who says that it may seem that we’re living in a borderless world where ideas, goods and people flow freely from nation to nation; but we’re not even close. With great data (and an eye-opening survey), he argues that there’s a delta between perception and reality in a world that’s maybe …

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Discussion: Economic Crisis II

By FORA TV: Since the ‘financial crisis’ of 2007-08, the future sovereign debt crisis in the European Union, and numerous financial scandals over the past two years – such as the mis-representation of Libor by banks such as Barclays, and major trading losses by J.P. Morgan’s London trading desk – significant questions of confidence have …

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Eddie Obeng: Smart failure for a fast-changing world

TED presents Eddie Obeng who says that the world is changing much more rapidly than most people realize — and creative output cannot keep up. In this spirited talk, he highlights three important changes we should understand for better productivity, and calls for a stronger culture of “smart failure.”

Dan Ariely: We’re All Predictably Irrational

Fora TV presents Dan Ariely, a professor of behavioral economics at Duke University. Ariely gives examples of cognitive illusions that help illustrate why humans make predictably irrational decisions. EG is the celebration of the American entertainment industry. Since 1984, Richard Saul Wurman has created extraordinary gatherings about learning and understanding. EG is a rich extension of …

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Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust

TED presents Rachel Botsman who argues that trust must be given a higher importance. There’s been an explosion of collaborative consumption — web-powered sharing of cars, apartments, skills. Botsman explores the currency that makes systems like Airbnb and Taskrabbit work: trust, influence, and what she calls “reputation capital.”

TED: Bandi Mbubi: Demand a fair trade cell phone

By TED: Your mobile phone, computer and game console have a bloody past — tied to tantalum mining, which funds the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Drawing on his personal story, activist and refugee Bandi Mbubi gives a stirring call to action. (Filmed at TEDxExeter.)

Leslie T. Chang: The voices of China’s workers

In the ongoing debate about globalization, what’s been missing is the voices of workers — the millions of people who migrate to factories in China and other emerging countries to make goods sold all over the world. TED presents reporter Leslie T. Chang, who sought out women who work in one of China’s booming megacities, …

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Discussion: Economic Crisis I

Yale hosted a panel discussion with Yale Faculty on Understanding the Financial Crisis: The Stimulus, Bailouts and Other Solutions. Panelists included John Geanakoplos (James Tobin Professor of Economics), Jonathan Macey (Deputy Dean of the Yale Law School), William Nordhaus (Sterling Professor of Economics) and Robert Shiller (Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics). The discussion was …

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Discussion: Venture Capital

The importance of innovation for progress in an economical perspective of productivity and economic growth, but also in a general perspective for humanity. With perhaps greater ways of producing more food and energy at a lower cost and with less resources. A farmer with modified crops reaching a higher output at the same level of input – feeding more …

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Alex Tabarrok: How ideas trump crises

TED presents Alex Tabarrok on the “dismal science” that truly shines in this optimistic talk, as economist Tabarrok argues free trade and globalization are shaping our once-divided world into a community of idea-sharing more healthy, happy and prosperous than anyone’s predictions.

TED: Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future

Onstage at TED2012, Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism — that we’ll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. “I’m not saying we don’t have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down.” Peter Diamandis runs the X Prize Foundation, which offers large …

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Hans Rosling: New insights on poverty and life around the world

TED presents researcher Hans Rosling who uses his cool data tools to show how countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He demos Dollar Street, comparing households of varying income levels worldwide. Then he does something really amazing. In Hans Rosling’s hands, data sings. Global trends in health and economics come to vivid life. And …

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Tim Jackson’s economic reality check

  TED presents Tim Jackson talking about our world in recession, with climate change, inequity and more, Tim Jackson delivers a piercing challenge to established economic principles, explaining how we might stop feeding the crises and start investing in our future.

Peter Diamandis: The X-prize Foundation

In economics, a powerful way to increase research, development and science, are patents. Since patents creates incentives for companies to invest in R&D to be able to reach the benefits of the limited time monopoly it implies. Government allowances to found basic research is another way to increase innovation and research. But there is a third way for society to encourage investments in …

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