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  1. How can policy in the U.S. curb complacency and encourage innovation?

    There is growing talk about the problem of complacency. Is there something that can be done to turn the "carrots and sticks" in order to encourage innovation and curb complacency?

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    • Basic Income and Finland

      Basic income what is it?
      What are the Fins doing?
      Maybe connect it to the new book Complacent Class.

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      • Does industrial policy actually work?

        The video could present successes or failures of actual cases of industrial policies, like the ones in South Korea and India. Were they really responsible for economic growth?

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        • What is your solution for the manufacturing decline?

          Well established countries will probably continue to lose out to low wage countries in typical blue collar job areas. (Manufacturing etc.)

          With the new economy where the average person depends on retail trade, what is your solution? Should we have higher taxes to give them money? Are you expecting that we will create new jobs for the average joe that pays more? Should we instead focus more on the other end of purchasing power? (e.g. zoning rules, artificially high prices etc.) Cheaper education?

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              • Does government competition encourage better government?

                Are bad governments pushed to adopt better policies by the existence of better neighbors? For instance, did the existence of a prosperous Hong Kong help prove the benefits of the free market to China? Do US states and their rivalries (i.e. Texas vs. California) push states to do better? What would make government competition more effective in promoting better policies? More federalism etc.

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                    • Is there really a pay productivity gap?

                      Is there really a divergence between pay and productivity of American workers?

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                      • Missing labor in GDP numbers

                        Why, if I purchase a sandwich in a restaurant, is that labor counted as a contribution to GDP, but if I make it myself, at home, it isn't? I don't mean the obvious reason that the restaurant charges, whereas I don't. I mean how come one labor is valued and another isn't, even though the labor is identical and clearly real - the product, my sandwich, is produced.

                        Is this a flaw? Where else has it been addressed?

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                            • Could you make vid about Indonesia's economy? we are kind of in a transition period from manufacturing to service economy..

                              Could you make vid about Indonesia's economy? we are kind of in a transition period from manufacturing to service economy..

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                              • Why isn't cheap energy stimulating the economy, or is the US also suffering from the "resource curse"?

                                Reduced costs of production are supposed to be stimulative.
                                Here in the oil patch, "energy companies" are laying off employees, merging, and going bankrupt at an alarming rate. Coal-fired power plants are shutting down left and right, and solar energy companies, which are already suffering from cutthroat competition as prices fall faster than anyone expected, are being stifled further by state legislatures. Have we lost our ability to adapt to change?

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                                • Is there in the Middle Eastern countries the "Resource curse". Please help me, I do the work on this topic.

                                  In countries like the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, export takes from 60 to 85% of GDP country. Is there such illnesses as "Dutch disease" and "Venezuelan disease"?

                                  I have a bad English, I appologize

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                                    • With China's worsening economy & the Central Govt's probability of bailing out local Govt economies, what happens with U.S. Borrowing?

                                      If China is our largest Creditor and we continue to borrow from them for our economy, since we seem to also be out of control with our budgets and spending; what will happen if they say no or just cannot lend us any $$$ any further?
                                      Phil
                                      Turn Key Real Estate
                                      (516) 647-4289
                                      Phil@TurnKeyRealEstate.Com

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