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The Growth Trap
[ growing for growth sake! vs growing in a world/area that is not conducive to grow ] When Twitter went public in 2013, its stock soared and its value jumped to $25 billion. Its founders and early investors got rich. But since then, the company has been considered a failure, despite the fact that it boasts 320 million active users, because it's not growing fast enough. Douglas Rushkoff, author of "Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity," talks to Steve Paikin about why he sees the push for more growth as dangerous. // true capitalists (shareholder, crony, greedy) w/o self-regulation or governance extract all the value there is to extract and then leave, dispersing it to the few who already have [...] WE MUST REWRITE THE RULES OF THE GROWTH GAME ITSELF! [...] you want to optimise the economy based on velocity of money (circulation of money), not share price and value extraction [...]
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april 2016 by asterisk2a
INEQUALITY FOR ALL - Upward Mobility on Vimeo
This is a clip from the Robert Reich film "Inequality for All." You can see or order the whole film here. It's also available to watch instantly on Amazon, or you can get the DVD from Netflix. It is truly worth your time to see the whole movie — I promise! Fact-checks by Robert Reich's very capable crew. + - Twitter user GroteMond has rightly pointed out that socialism isn't technically equal distribution of wealth. However, in the case of this video, the video creator is referring to the majority of Americans' perception of what socialism is, not what it actually is. So yes, there's yet another thing we are generally misinformed about. + USA Healthcare +
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february 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ Why countries grow - YouTube
Nations rich in transferable skills have more growth potential than those that merely exploit their natural resources, according to Harvard's Ricardo Hausmann. In part one of a discussion with John Authers he explains how to map a country's usefulness. >> + Part 2 /watch?v=i-TQqyM-pNg History of Growth ...
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october 2013 by asterisk2a
The Political Changes that Transformed the American Dream - YouTube
For Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith, the American Dream depends upon the prosperity of middle class. Ray Suarez talks to Smith about his latest book, "Who Stole the American Dream?" for more on what needs to change to restore the American Dream, economically, politically and culturally.

> baby boomers heading for poor retirement, poverty, forced to live off social security
> increase in productivity kept going, but not wages in appropriate manner
> middle class economics - prosperity - dependent on power. power over time shifted to corporates who overshadow policy making in Washington with their lobbying.


Obama wanted to close the revolving door between corporates and Political Policy making in Washington, cutting off the force of the corporate lobby - he fail miserably by hiring from a pool of corporate thought leaders during his election campaign 2008 and while in office.

Capitalism ran wild. And when it was down, we fed it with bailouts to stand up again.
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october 2012 by asterisk2a
Hacker Culture: The Key To Future Prosperity? | TechCrunch
I am advocating for governments in every country to recognize that the health of their economies will be increasingly dependent on whether there is a decently paved path for hackers to start companies. Leaders in both the public and private sectors should be asking questions such as: Are there excellent programs to train potential entrepreneurs and angel investors in my country? Do my country’s most talented hackers have a realistic chance to attend a relatively local, high quality accelerator? Is it easy to incorporate and invest in businesses? Is there reliable internet access in my country?

Nations should consider hackers to be a precious resource. The amount of innovation and global prosperity in the 21st Century will be directly proportional to how well we nurture this resource. What do you think is the best solution to ensure that hackers everywhere have the opportunity to become successful entrepreneurs?
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march 2012 by asterisk2a

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