In the immortal words of the Wu-Tang Clan, “Cash rules everything around me.” Then again, as Benjamin Franklin put it, “A penny saved is a penny earned.” So how are we to parse this thing — money — which shapes so much of our lives? This session will make you think again about economics, taking a deep look at how cash flow effects individuals, countries and where we’re headed in the future.
Here are the speakers who took the stage during this session of TEDGlobal 2013. Click their name for a full recap of their talk:
In “Plutocrats,” Chrystia Freeland explores the growing gap between the working poor and the increasingly disconnected mega-rich.
Didier Sornette studies whether it is possible to anticipate big changes or predict crises in complex systems.
Annette Heuser proposes critical reforms to loosen the iron grip of rating agencies on national credit scores.
Which actor in the economy is most responsible for making radical innovation happen? Mariana Mazzucato comes up with a surprising answer: the State.
Apollo Robbins will take the watch off your wrist and the phone from your pocket, then hand them back to you and (maybe) show you how he did it.
Toby Eccles has created a radical financial instrument that helps private investors contribute to solving thorny public problems.