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  1. The Economics of Ideas - Open-source innovation

    How does open-source innovation economics work and how would you extrapolate the trend if society transitions to a robot/AI automated knowledge based economy?

    In the software world, we hear concepts like "paying it forward", which sound like like prizes and subsidies but, we also hear about giving back financially or through knowledge contribution on GitHub or Wikipedia.

    When the inventor shares freely and is sometimes able to gain back from others' work on top of their own work. Maybe it's like a pyramid scheme of ideas, but ideas don't seem to run out like regular pyramids.

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  2. Short video on inequality

    I'm an instructor at a college. I'm teaching a module on GDP, basic accounting, and then moving to the issues on GDP and standard of living, your videos were very helpful for that. But I wanted to include the discussion of GDP and inequality (mainly inside a country) and I couldn't find anything brief... do you have something like that? If not, could you do it?
    Many thanks!
    Pilar

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  3. Build a Discussion Area at the bottom of each video.

    It would really help to have a section where we can ask questions about what we do not understand and share our suggestions and views at the end of each video.

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  4. Homelessness

    It wasn't enough that shopping centers were empty. Now hotels and even apartments are empty. Those who are homeless often sleep by freeways, and there seems to be some social service work, but still, for example in Los Angeles, there are thousands of homeless people. What are the barriers? Are there good examples of situations where the homeless are in some type of group/individual housing? What is the invisible catalyst? Because the homeless sometimes do have transfer payments that would make it possible to pay rent, and some could work if they had hope and knew what kind of work…

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  6. Explain the “Flatten the Curve” chart and The Economic Implications of the Corona Virus.

    There are two thought cases here. How does flattening the curve through social distancing help stop the spread of the corona virus and what are the repercussions - economically- of flattening the curve.

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  7. mcafee.com/activate

    Today the greater part of individuals from everywhere throughout the world are utilizing the web from various gadgets like PC, PCs or cell phones, and so forth. The web has brought forth numerous online wrongdoings, known as digital violations, made by master programmers. This program is intended to confine this sort of movement.
    <a href="http://w-wwmcafee.com/">mcafee.com/Activate</a>

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    Great question! I’d start with this section in Principles of Macro:

    https://mru.org/courses/principles-economics-macroeconomics/gdp-per-capita-purchasing-power-parity-example

    Then if you want to go deeper, I’d suggest diving into development economics. We have a our course here:
    https://mru.org/courses/development-economics

    There are also a lot of good books on the subject. You’ll see some of the featured at the beginning of the puzzle of growth video in Macro.

  9. The problem of brain drain. Is it actually a problem or is it beneficial ?

    Most often, we hear that brain drain is causing some serious damage to the accumulation of human capital for the developing economies. Every accomplished person leaves his homeland to get higher returns from abroad leaving vaccum for a learned and precious human resource.

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  13. To what extent is Protectionism beneficial to local and global economies?

    There are a lot of arguments for and against (mainly against) protectionism, but on what scale is protectionism good or bad for different economies?

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  14. Richard Thaler

    Nudge and or Behavioral models vs. Rational models.
    Many of my students question or fight the basis of all standard economics.

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  15. Can we soon live in a world with unconditional basic income ?

    Can the idea of unconditional basic income work and be sustainable over time ?

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  18. Is income inequality in this country bad?

    If so, should government get involved in equalizing income?

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  19. Are monopolies based on free trade bad for consumers?

    Ive been looking into Rockefellers life and what he did with standard oil. His process of helping the Railroads, Barrel makers, pipelines and shippers lead to drastically lower prices for Karosene. So what i want to know is are monopolies really bad for consumers if the marked is open and free? Or, is the label of a monopoly a boogie man used by the government to limit real competition?

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  20. Would we be better off with more "Open" immigration?

    Should the United states as a rule push for more closed borders where people cant come in to find work? Or, are we better off with an open system where by people can enter the country and find a job.

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