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From Lessons in America's Economy to Barriers to Economic Growth

 - Nov 14, 2013
These presentations on the economy discuss everything from global economic disparity to economic growth and globalization. Since the 2008 economic recession, many economists, theorists and politicians have come forward offering their opinions and beliefs as to why the world's economies are crumbling. While some believe it has to do with unregulated markets of drugs and weapons, other believe it is rooted in shifting global power.

On the topic of economic growth, Bill McKibben believes that the concept of economic growth possesses many faults as it encourages and requires the depletion of the world's natural resources. While programs to develop developing nations are put into place, so is a course to destroying the environment, which in the end, will cause catastrophic economic woes.

Dr. Barry Asmus believes that government interference in business is one of the root causes of today's turbulent economy. He believes that businesses can emerge within capitalist markets and experience exponential growth on their accords.

Lastly, Halla Tomasdottir from Iceland believes that economies and governments need to approach economic issues from a woman's perspective. Imposing values such as patience, fairness and risk awareness, governments can better prepare for and even prevent recessions.

These presentations on the economy offer a wide range of opinions and perspectives on today's current economic state.