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From Cautious Economic Optimism to the End of Globalization

 - Oct 6, 2012
With the American presidential election only one month away, the media, Internet and newspapers are busy honing in on how the two candidates plan on reviving the economy. This topic of debate isn't exclusive to the United States either, as Greece and many other European countries experienced economic downturn and collapse in recent times. This collection of speeches offers insight into how an economy can reboot itself, new policy ideas and stories of how particular markets weathered the storm of recession.

Mike Rowe, discussing the significance and importance of skilled labor, argues that jobs such as electricians, plumbers and carpenters are not only necessary, but they also play a huge role in the economy. People depend on these jobs and a they deserve more respect and appreciation.

Halla Tomasdottir believes the solutions to reviving the economy lie in the tendencies of female values. She believes that by adopting more female-oriented values and principles including risk awareness, honesty, emotional capital and profit with principles, can create a more sound and transparent economic system.

On reviving the economy, Vijay Govindarajan argues that investing in developing nations such as India will enable wealthier, Western countries to be able to innovate at a less expensive rate and help disperse wealth more evenly.

Discussing everything from the future role of robots in the economy to how to trust those on Wall Street again, these speeches on reviving the economy tackle an important and ever-relevant issue.