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Malthus, Marx, and Modern Growth - Kenneth Rogoff identifies several obstacles to keeping living standards on an upward trajectory

Malthus, Marx, and Modern Growth - Kenneth Rogoff identifies several obstacles to keeping living standards on an upward trajectory | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The promise that each generation will be better off than the last is a fundamental tenet of modern society. By and large, most advanced economies have fulfilled this promise, with living standards rising over recent generations, despite setbacks from wars and financial crises.

CommentsView/Create comment on this paragraphIn the developing world, too, the vast majority of people have started to experience sustained improvement in living standards and are rapidly developing similar growth expectations. But will future generations, particularly in advanced economies, realize such expectations? Though the likely answer is yes, the downside risks seem higher than they did a few decades ago.


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Thinking Utopian: How about a universal basic income?

Thinking Utopian: How about a universal basic income? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Though establishing a basic income was once at the forefront of politics, it has since become more of a Utopian, abstract project. But sometimes it is helpful to step back from the day-to-day wonk work and think Utopian.


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Seven Themes for the Coming Decade

Seven Themes for the Coming Decade | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Understanding long-term trends is an important tool in identifying opportunities and risks. STEEP analysis looks at the world through five different perspectives – Social, Technological, Economic, Ecological, and Political.

The following are the major themes that are presently shaping the future...


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The onrushing wave

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Previous technological innovation has always delivered more long-run employment, not less. But things can change


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Christian Verstraete's curator insight, February 3, 1:33 AM

Technology Innovation and jobs.

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Why Bitcoin Is Poised To Change Society Much More Than The Internet Did

Why Bitcoin Is Poised To Change Society Much More Than The Internet Did | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

There is a bitcoin craze at the moment, with prices of bitcoin skyrocketing. Bitcoin is still far from ready for prime time, but as it matures, it will change society’s fundamental operations much more than the Internet did. The net, after all, only allowed people to talk and shop more efficiently. By comparison, bitcoin eradicates the government’s ability to operate.


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Juanjo Pina's curator insight, April 4, 2013 1:19 AM

Bueno, comparar una criptomoneda cuyo hábitat es Internet con la misma Internet es como decir que la silla de montar caballos fue más revolucionaria que los caballos. Pero está majo.