Raj Patel on Trading in CO2 Caps Raj Patel, author of The Value of Nothing, assesses the effectiveness of cap-and-trade legislation. He argues that the trading aspect of the system benefits "big polluters and even bigger banks" at the expense of consumers, but that placing a legislative cap on pollution has been a success.
Running time: 171 seconds
Considering the Freedom of the Free Market Raj Patel, author of The Value of Nothing, examines the concepts of freedom and liberty in relation to the free market economy. He suggests Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom's notion of collaborative governance known as "the commons" may be a better alternative to resource management.
Running time: 190 seconds
Robert Reich on Possible Bubbles in Commodities and China Is the U.S. economy showing signs of recovery, as some indicators suggest, or are these assertions dangerously premature?Having served in three administrations, former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich is uniquely positioned to share his take on the 2010 economic outlook for California, the U.S., and the rest of the world in this year's annual installment of the Walter E. Hoadley Economic Forecast. In this excerpt, he comments on possible economic bubbles in the world.
Running time: 138 seconds
Jospeph Stiglitz on the Case for Self-Regulating National Economies The financial crisis has caused an economic crisis around the world. Drastic state measures have prevented the collapse of the economic system: governments have established rescue funds for failing banks or nationalized banks for relaunching economic growth. At the same time, central banks have intervened with important injections of liquidity and have lowered interest rates. Jospeph Stiglitz explains why this is the right way to go.
Running time: 204 seconds
Joseph Stiglitz Against Adam Smith's Invisible Hand Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz challenges the influential teachings of 18th-century economist Adam Smith, citing flaws with Smith's metaphor of an "invisible hand" guiding the free market. "The reason the invisible hand often seemed invisible was that it wasn't there," he says. Stiglitz claims an uncritical adherence to Smith's ideas is partially to blame for the current financial crisis.
Running time: 154 seconds
Joseph Stiglitz on Bush and Obama's Economy Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize Winner for Economics and author of Freefall sits down with Andrew Leonard, Senior Technology and Business Writer for Salon. Stiglitz argues that compared to his predecessor's economic policy, Obama's economy gets an A plus, but offers criticism on the stimulus package Obama approved.
Running time: 202 seconds
Nathan Shedroff on Duplicating Apple's Genius Design Model Design strategist Nathan Shedroff describes Apple's business model as an exceptional combination of strategy and leadership. While this "genius design" model has worked for Apple, Shedroff says it probably can't be duplicated without Steve Jobs behind the wheel.
Running time: 141 seconds
Post-Crisis China as a Global Leader or an Economic Uncertainty The global economic crisis has accelerated a relative shift of power from the West to the East and South. With high growth rates and newly found confidence, new emerging market players such as China are asserting themselves on the international scene, ranging from the conversations within the G20 to a stronger role in the WTO negotiations to climate talks in Copenhagen. The big question is whether China will take the rains and when.
Running time: 186 seconds
5 Things Prestige Execs Need to Know About Gen Y L2's Generation Next Forum dissects the characteristics, influence, and brand affinities of tomorrow's affluent consumers.The largest gathering of prestige marketers in North America, L2 forums combine education and entertainment to inspire and enlighten.
Running time: 158 seconds
Nouriel Roubini on Why It's Time to Close the Financial Supermarkets In Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance, Nouriel Roubini, renowned economist and professor of economics at NYU's Stern School of Business, reveals the methods he used to foretell the current financial crisis before other economists saw it coming and shows how those methods can help us make sense of the present and prepare for the future.
Running time: 288 seconds
Nuriel Roubini on Ways to Compensate Bankers for Proper Investments In Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance, Nouriel Roubini - renowned economist and professor of economics at NYU's Stern School of Business - explains why bankers took dangerous risks in their investments and how to undo that risk by structured incentives for bankers.
Running time: 138 seconds
How Luxury Brands Can Capitalize on Mobile Platforms The explosive growth of mobile device usage and proliferation of applications presents a new, dynamic landscape for prestige marketing and commerce.The strategies, tools, rules of engagement, and metrics present marketing and digital professionals with a series of challenges that are best distilled into one question: "What do I do now?"
Running time: 280 seconds