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What Robert Gordon doesn’t know…

Felix Velarde

Thu Mar 10 2016 03:40:35 GMT-0500 (EST)

Interesting light interview with Robert Gordon, who rails against techno-optimists

Interesting light interview with Robert Gordon, who rails against techno-optimists in this review of his book The Rise and Fall of American Growth:

http://qz.com/633080/the-rise-and-fall-of-american-productivity-growth/ <006bd5e089974e87c44c98f4ab671059edd0814c>

At the end it seems he is unaware of the work of groups like i4j. Perhaps he should be made aware.

Felix

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Curt Carlson

Thu Mar 10 2016 19:32:16 GMT-0500 (EST)

Thanks. Ah yes, the headwinds. And what are the correcting

Thanks. Ah yes, the headwinds. And what are the correcting factors: education, US competitiveness, better innovation returns,…?

"Let’s make a distinction here. There’s the whole issue of innovation and technical change. There I’m at war with the techno-optimists. They think we’re on the verge of some great acceleration of productivity.

I think we’re going to see much the same kind of productivity numbers that we’ve seen over the last 40 years. But then I start talking about headwinds: Inequality, retiring baby boomers, plateauing educational

attainment and the need to come to grips with growing debt due to Medicare and Social Security running out of money. And there, the techno-optimists have nothing to say."

1But then I start talking about headwinds: Inequality, retiring baby boomers, plateauing educational attainment and the need to come to grips with growing debt due to Medicare and Social Security running out of money. And there, the techno-optimists have nothing to say."

Interesting light interview with Robert Gordon, who rails against techno-optimists in this review of his book The Rise and Fall of American Growth:

http://qz.com/633080/the-rise-and-fall-of-american-productivity-growth/

At the end it seems he is unaware of the work of groups like i4j. Perhaps he should be made aware.

Felix

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Consulting: felixvelarde.com<http://felixvelarde.com/>
+447775572000<tel:+447775572000>


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Robert Litan

Thu Mar 10 2016 20:59:36 GMT-0500 (EST)

I've only recently joined the email string party, if you

I've only recently joined the email string party, if you want some
plausible techno-optimism, here's a new e-book I have recently co-authored
with Dane Stangler of Kauffman and Bo Cutter of the Roosevelt Institute

http://rooseveltinstitute.org/good-economy-book/

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