Economic growth has stalled. Let's How to stay calm when you know 1 week ago   14:05

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Economic growth is the defining challenge of our time; without it, political and social instability rises, human progress stagnates and societies grow dimmer. But, says economist Dambisa Moyo, dogmatic capitalism isn't creating the growth we need. As she shows, in both state-sponsored and market-driven models, capitalism is failing to solve social ills, fostering corruption and creating income inequality. Moyo surveys the current economic landscape and suggests that we have to start thinking about capitalism as a spectrum so we can blend the best of different models together to foster growth.

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Diego Alfredo
Would it really kill you people if your dicks didn't get any bigger!. get used to things damm it, in the third world they always use this promise of this will make our dicks bigger or this , or that but it never happens the economy is stale ,and we always look behind and say , "hey wouldn't it have been better if we rather placed policies to stand by rather than chasing fake ghost in the name of prosperity". good luck maybe in these places you really have the magic touch or something.
Alex G. Leon
Excellent video. I suggest you also read this post that I think is very relevant when we talk about this topic. Why is the rate of economic growth in developing countries generally higher than in developed countries?
https://wordpress.com/post/alexandergleon.wordpress.com/62
Ian T
Here’s a problem we need to address. Why do economists think we can grow forever?
amaha kiros
Blaming West but still wearing and acting like them. What a paradox!
pureinhart
Take every generic, mainstream, common and unintelligent answer on the topic of growth. BANG. You've just heard it.
ken ver
no one cares!
Milo Savage
she said nothing about how to restarting growth
Anaximander v.M
It is easy: Greenfield operations on the wide, wide greens and fields and forests
between Milky Way and Andromeda. This will allow our growth for long time.

Just read Limit of Growth and compare prediction with the world today. The world is even worse.
Hong Shi
China have one child policy. So the population will reach it's peak shortly so that will not be a problem.
tmjcbs
'sustainable economic growth'.......that phrase always makes me laugh......Too many people seem to think the earth is infinitely big.
rivenraven1
infinite growth on a finite planet is a dream
Original map of Mexico
so many conservatives in the comments.
bobidou23
It took her ten minutes to get there, but I feel like her final message makes sense. Pursue economic policies that, regardless of what labels people might attach to them, have been empirically demonstrated to work.
Oscar Vall
Let's me open-minded but then praise Growth as our God. LOL?
I've never seen a Ted talk with so many contradictions and vagueness.
Clayton M
Which cooperation is paying her for this? America and China, two different political and economic models, yet they both have the same level of income inequality. So what's the common denominator? Capitalism! That's why they both have income inequality, greedy cooperations sucking the working people dry and this idiot wants more of it!!!
JelloDrake
Never-mind that pursuing non-natural resources as energy, innovating how industries power themselves, in itself is economic growth in that it creates new industries. Constraining ourselves to the idea that we must remain dependent on current fuels and resources is itself detrimental to growth.
marwinbosst B
This started off interesting, but then what? What is the fix? This could have come from Microsoft's customer care..
Lukas K
Bla bla bla. She talks about the 'core of capitalism' but fails to explain how money are created by the banks and what consequences that has. How the design of digital money created with interest is what is setting the agenda, enriching the few, forcing more and more debt to be created and is eating out the real economies in favor of financial hamstring. Infinite growth, required in the system we have, on a finite planet? Nope...
Bertimder
What an elegant woman!
HNTR KLLR
Let me guess, we need more government to fix it.

It's not the laws, taxes, regulations and mandates that hurt the economy; It's greedy business men!
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How to stay calm when you know Economic growth has stalled. Let's 1 week ago   12:21

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You're not at your best when you're stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there's a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded — the pre-mortem. "We all are going to fail now and then," he says. "The idea is to think ahead to what those failures might be."

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