What is economic value, and who creates it? | Mariana Mazzucato

Value creation. Wealth creation. These are really powerful words. Maybe you think of finance, you think of innovation, you think of creativity. But who are the value creators? If we use that word, we must be implying that some people aren’t creating value. Who are they? The couch potatoes? The value extractors? The value destroyers? […]

Why the Rich are Getting Richer | Robert Kiyosaki | TEDxUCSD

Translator: Queenie Lee Reviewer: Denise RQ This subject, “wealth and income Inequality” are the biggest moral crisis, and I’ll also say it’s a spiritual crisis in America today, all around the world. This gap between the rich and everybody else is reaching critical proportions. I think one of the biggest crises of the young people, […]

How Fear of Nuclear Ends | Michael Shellenberger | TEDxCalPoly

Translator: Amanda Chu Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Around the world, people look to California for leadership when it comes to clean energy and climate change. In 2006, we were one of the first states to pass aggressive climate change legislation, and our emissions have come down ever since. Last year, we passed legislation that […]

The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe

Reviewer: Camille Martínez It was my first year as an atmospheric science professor at Texas Tech University. We had just moved to Lubbock, Texas, which had recently been named the second most conservative city in the entire United States. A colleague asked me to guest teach his undergraduate geology class. I said, “Sure.” But when […]