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Econ today is more data-driven, far less politically conservative, and in general much more like engineering than it used to be.
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Money Runner Trailer (by Alexander Ma Johansson)

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In a world where all the income gains are accruing to a tiny minority, the only reliable way to build a mass-market product is to make it free. Ad-supported social networks are the perfect innovation for a cash-strapped population.
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We realised how wrong we were to come into a country like this and say: “you are poor.” Africa is a land for rich people and powerful people. It’s a power station.
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Time/Bank: why the new economy will not be based on money/gold x @ptqk for @thetrendnet
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Time/Bank: why the new economy will not be based on money/gold x @ptqk for @thetrendnet

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Since 1975 the countries now in the euro zone have given birth to just one company currently among the world’s 500 biggest (ironically it is from Spain: Inditex); by contrast California alone has created 26.
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We’re at a unique point in history. Where what once required many people spending many years and many millions can now be done by a small group of inspired people from a dorm room, or in my case, a bedroom closet. Ideas can be proven before they need to be committed to. The revolutions of our generation — in business, education, social structure and even politics — are not being catalyzed by generals or politicians, but by highly empowered individuals like yourselves — the wizards of our time so to speak — who can see with clarity how the assumptions of previous generations no longer apply. And the revolutions often grow out of nothing more than an intense hobby, an inspired attempt of seeing if things can be rethought a little better.

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Yet another wonderful commencement speech, this time by Sal Khan, a Bangladeshi American educator and the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and nonprofit organization, according to Wikipedia.

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