Yasheng Huang: Does democracy stifle economic growth?

My topic is economic growth in China and India. And the question I want to explore with you is whether or not democracy has helped or has hindered economic growth. You may say this is not fair, because I’m selecting two countries to make a case against democracy. Actually, exactly the opposite is what I’m going to do. […]

TEDxMileHigh – Bobby Lefebre – Social Worker

Translator: Helena Bowen Reviewer: Denise RQ When I tell people what I do for a living they often respond by saying things like, “Bless your soul, that must be difficult,” and my all time favorite, “It’s so nice to see someone not working for the money.” (Laughter) I’m a social worker. I attended the wounds of people crucified […]

Erik Brynjolfsson: The key to growth? Race with the machines

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast Growth is not dead. (Applause) Let’s start the story 120 years ago, when American factories began to electrify their operations, igniting the Second Industrial Revolution. The amazing thing is that productivity did not increase in those factories for 30 years. Thirty years. That’s long enough for a generation of managers to retire. […]

Creating ethical cultures in business: Brooke Deterline at TEDxPresidio

Translator: Ilze Garda Reviewer: Maricene Crus So I got an e-mail last week from the conference organizer; it said, “Good news! You’re going after Van Jones.” (Laughter) I thought, “In whose alternate universe is it a good thing to follow Van?” (Laughter) And then I remembered I’m here to talk about courage: our ability to act from our […]

Robert Gordon: The death of innovation, the end of growth

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast That’s how we traveled in the year 1900. That’s an open buggy. It doesn’t have heating. It doesn’t have air conditioning. That horse is pulling it along at one percent of the speed of sound, and the rutted dirt road turns into a quagmire of mud anytime it rains. That’s a Boeing […]

Plan B — is there an alternative to economic growth?: Miklós Antal at TEDxDanubia 2014

Plan B: Is there an alternative to economic growth? Imagine that a family takes a trip to the mountains. They are walking on a path that looked quite good in the beginning when they somehow got on it. But now it’s getting increasingly difficult. It’s narrow and steep and there’s a real danger of falling off the edge, […]

Ray Anderson: The business logic of sustainability

Believe me or not, I come offering a solution to a very important part of this larger problem, with the requisite focus on climate. And the solution I offer is to the biggest culprit in this massive mistreatment of the earth by humankind, and the resulting decline of the biosphere. That culprit is business and industry, which happens […]

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