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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.

  2. With specialization there is profit. So wouldn't it be beneficial to offer free collage?

    The more videos you watch the more they say specialization is key. So to specialize you need education. Would it not greatly benefit us all if we could have more people with special knowledge?

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  5. Are Neighborhood Associations an advance in local representation?

    There are an ever growing proliferation of Neighborhood Associations throughout the country but the ones in Multnomah County Oregon have been in operation for over 40 years. They claim this is the new advance in political representation at the local level but the overall effect has been more control by fewer people who are even more parochial than the bureaucrats in Town Hall.
    www.portlandonline.com/ONI is the litmus for the program.

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  6. Fair trade? How this can improve?

    since there is no evidence fair trade really Works how we can improve it

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  10. Housing - should cities be allowed to build it as a commodity - e.g., electricity. Taxes now main component of housing cost.

    Some cities are not big enough, and most do not have housing for homeless people or even working people. If cities could decide what would make their size optimal, and then provide housing - in the way that cities sometimes now provide electricity or water if there is not a vendor of these services - cities could build to an optimal size, and provide the kind of housing that meets the population needs. Currently, property tax is a huge component of housing cost, and that might go to the state. Also, the cost of property transfer within market rates due…

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  12. Money and Banking Update

    What is the fed up to over the past 8 years post recession vs what I was taught in the 1970s and 1980s. I was taught that the fed should keep a dollar worth a dollar and not to intentionally promote inflation. Compare the former open market operations with today's QE programs and direct purchases. What are the pros and cons of the new approach.

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  13. Can you please make a video of why my country Kosovo has unemployment of more than 40% even after 16 years have passed since war? I know so

    Can you please make a video of why my country Kosovo has unemployment of more than 40% even after 16 years have passed since war? I know some faults go to corrupted, incapable politicians but i want an economist point of view. Thanks!

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  15. Does a government job contribute to the economy like a private-sector job does? Or is government employment a drain on the economy?

    Does a government job contribute to the economy like a private-sector job does? Or is government employment a drain on the economy?

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  17. 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. Why hasn't gobs more money past the 2009 recovery ignited high inflation?

    What would Milton Friedman say about the comparatively low levels of inflation from 2009 to 2016 despite Fed printing presses running in overdrive?

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  20. Is income inequality in this country bad?

    If so, should government get involved in equalizing income?

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