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Written on April 29th, 2016

For 25 years my interviews have sought A World That Just Might Work. I also produced & hosted the podcast series Disruptive for Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.

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Can we cooperate on climate?
BARBARA FINAMORE (2019)
WILL CHINA SAVE THE PLANET?

 

 

 

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THIRD ACT: Mobilizing Boomers
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BOB FULKERSON
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Q&A: MICHAEL LIND, Co-founder of the New America Foundation; Author of LAND OF PROMISE: An Economic History of the United States

Written on March 17th, 2013
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Aired: 03/17/13

This week’s guest, MICHAEL LIND, has written an economic history of the United States. In his new book, LAND OF PROMISE, he lays out a pattern in which the US has reinvented itself economically and politically a number of times based on the emergence of new technologies. From wind and water, to steam, to electricity and internal combustion, and finally the computer. 

Each new dominant technology overwhelms the existing political and regulatory system and American government lags a generation or two behind technology-induced economic change. It takes a crisis or a war or both to overthrow the old regime and usher in the new.

When the U.S. economy has flourished, Lind argues, government, business, labor and universities have worked together as partners in a project of economic nation building. Today, as the United States struggles to emerge from the Great Recession, Land of Promise says that Americans, since the earliest days of the republic, have repeatedly reinvented the American economy-and have the power to do so again.