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

As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson -- it's simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy. A riveting case for why big innovations are ahead of us ... if we think of computers as our teammates.


Via Szabolcs Kósa, Tania Kowritski
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Szabolcs Kósa's curator insight, April 23, 2013 2:28 PM

Be sure to watch the opposing viewpoint from Robert Gordon at http://youtu.be/PYHd7rpOTe8

and then a quick debate :http://youtu.be/ofWK5WglgiI

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Building a civil economy

"The current crisis of global capitalism provides a unique opportunity to chart an alternative to the complicit collusion of central states and free markets that characterise liberal political economy. From this perspective, the proposed shift of focus from a self-interested pursuit of power or wealth (or both at once) to the quest for the common good opens the way for transforming modern economics. The alternative that this essay has outlined is a ‘civil economy’ whereby markets and states are embedded in the social relations and civic bonds that constitute society."

 

At OpenDemocracy Adrian Pabst sketches the contours of an alternative economy beyond free market and state, beyond austerity and neo-Keynesianism.


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We Need To Redesign Our Economy To Make It Work For Profits, People, And The Planet

We Need To Redesign Our Economy To Make It Work For Profits, People, And The Planet | Positive futures | Scoop.it

When the richest quarter of the world’s population uses about half of our global resources--and take the liberty to produce half of the global waste--while another third live in poverty, it is clear that our economic and societal systems are failing us.

That is even before we have reached the point where our planet needs to accommodate 9 billion mostly urbanized and aging people. Add in the rapidly growing middle class in China, India, and elsewhere who also want their share, and it is easy to see that our current path is unsustainable.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Belinda MJ.B's curator insight, March 14, 2013 6:52 AM

We Need To Redesign Our Economy To Make It Work For Profits, People, And The Planet.

How would you do it? What could be your contribution as an individual?

Mercor's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:56 AM

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