America vs Everyone


The Institute for New Economic Thinking has this wonderful video America vs Everyone.

Jeff Sachs talks with Rob Johnson about the tragedy of modern geopolitics, and how our current race to the bottom could be reversed.


Most of this is completely aligned with the message I try to deliver on this blog. When I try to explain that technology (robots and AI) could be such a boon to society when done right, I get a lot of resistance. Same thing when I talk about the possible benefits of free trade. Maybe Jeffrey Sachs can say it more convincingly than I have. Sachs was no innocent when he first went to Russia to “help” them after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but in recent years he seems to have changed into a different person.

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