Second Machine Age: Brynjolfsson And Roberts


Erik Brynjolfsson of MIT and co-author of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in the book , co-authored with Andrew McAfee. He argues we are entering a new age of economic activity dominated by smart machines and computers. Neither dystopian or utopian, Brynjolfsson sees this new age as one of possibility and challenge. He is optimistic that with the right choices and policy responses, the future will have much to celebrate.

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London Value Investor Conference: Joel Greenblatt On Value Investing In 2022

The first London Value Investor Conference was held in April 2012 and it has since grown to become the largest gathering of Value Investors in Europe, bringing together some of the best investors every year. At this year’s conference, held on May 19th, Simon Brewer, the former CIO of Morgan Stanley and Senior Adviser to Read More

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  • “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” by John Maynard Keynes. 1930. Reprinted in Essays in Persuasion, New York, W. W. Norton & Co. 1963, pp. 358-373.
  • Milton Friedman. Biography. Concise Encyclopedia of Economics.

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