Thursday, January 09, 2014

1-8-14 SPECIAL EDITION The Startup Show: Edmund Phelps, Mass Flourishing.

Watch this short video, one of the top economists in the world, Nobel prize winning Edumund Phelps about his new book. Very interesting, he'll be back with us again at the end of the month after the World Economic Forum.



MAKE A DIFFERENCE. PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO NOW, THEN BUY THE BOOK, READ IT AND SHARE WITH YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES.
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Is small the new big thing?

John McLaughlin on his McLaughlin Report last Friday made his New Year's prediction for the year ahead, as he always does.

The prediction this year: Small is the new big thing. Countries are breaking up, USSR is now 15 countries, etc. etc. And within countries tribes are forming.

Tradition does not accommodate this, as Nobel economist Edmund Phelps discusses in his new book Mass Flourishing. Did you get a chance to watch the SPECIAL REPORT The Startup Show with him I posted here yesterday?

Here's a graphic illustration, using Google's very interesting new tool nGram:


Tradition, the way things have always been done is hard to overcome. To me it seems that was one of the primary messages of the carpenter 2000 years ago. He planted seeds that have resulted in this, socialism, a move beyond the tribal way of living that had evolved to the feudal system, even more oppressive, then the merchentile form of socialism, and now the sudden surge in the grassroots,it seems to me, what do you think?:


Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Tomorrow! Join us? Socrates Cafe, good conversation about interesting topics. Check it out.

Each Thursday, we choose a topic at the meeting, very interesting discussion if you are interested in what others think, like to express your own thoughts.

 No affiliation, but we meet at Trinity Church just across from the Brown Palace in downtown Denver, on Broadway at about 19th. Lots of free parking, most meters in the area stop at 6 p.m. No reading assignments, we seek truth with our own lights.

No RSVP required, lots don't, but to check it out and get all the info about it, click here: RSVP

Hangouts: Conversations that last, with the people you love

Can you watch this without a tear?



I'm forwarding this to my (adult) kids tonight, starting the family Hangout I've wanted for years. Now.

How about you?

Do not miss this! Watch now! Edmund Phelps, Mass Flourishing.SPECIAL EDITION The Startup Show

"Mass Flourishing is what Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations should have been..." Robert J. Shiller, 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics.

"This book will transform economics." Introduction of Professor Phelps at Oxford last month (available on YouTube.)

"John Maynard Keynes intended to re-examine his theory in his next book. He would have moved on." Edmund Phelps, 2006 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Watch this short video, then go to the bookstore or buy it online. Then start a study group using the book, as Professor Phelps recommends, encourage your elected representatives to do the same. If you want help doing this, call me! John Wren (303)861-1447.

If not us, who? If not now, when?

IF YOU CARE ABOUT OUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS, TAKE JUST A MOMENT RIGHT NOW AND SHARE THIS ON SOCIAL MEDIA, WEBSITES, AND EMAILS TO YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES. THANKS!


Monday, January 06, 2014

Pope Francis as Economist.

I love Pope Francis, he is my spiritual leader.

But he needs to catch up on economics. I've suggested that he read Edmund Phelps, Nobel economist, especially his new book Mass Flourishing. Who would be interested in a study group using it? Take a look at the book, then call me. We could do face to face or as a Google+ Hangout. Maybe Pope Francis would join us.  Here's the book: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10058.html