Can the United States grow faster, create more good jobs, and genuinely spread opportunity?
Yes: by investing more in science and technology, by placing those investments strategically around the country, and by creating an Innovation Dividend – paying cash to all Americans every year, based on the success of public investments in the tech sector.
What technologies should receive support? Which cities have the potential to become the next generation tech hubs? How do we ensure that benefits from the next tech boom are shared more broadly?
Join Jon Gruber and Simon Johnson in discussing their new book, Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream, in a series of events and media appearances around the country.
The first public event is on Tuesday, April 9, organized by Harvard Book Store and held at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, MA: http://www.harvard.com/event/jonathan_gruber_and_simon_johnson/
All are welcome!
2 thoughts on “Jump-Starting America”
Words of caution with the Grade A, technological (disasters). Do not forget the consequences of leaving behind the technology of man (with selective technical innovations), one can destroy the other, and w/o a trust in design, today’s technology has been appearing to be obsolete in just 4 short years (and that today seems to be accepted as an accomplishment), and that is simply a waste of Earthly resources.
Best wishes with the book and appearences Simon and Jon, be mindful that for quite some time a weak link has been designed into every product.
The reason being that since jesus did not return (and is not going to) to solve every industry’s problems, at least one weak link was intentionally designed into most every product and yes it was very good for jobs and growth, but very bad for most consumers and the lurking debt disaster.
If you can find a way to avoid this situation tech wise, you would be greatly appreciated and possibly recognized as a unique entrepreneur. If not, tech, like so many other industry’s, will just be another unsustainable burden that only a few can avoid.
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