“When the world’s productive capacities exceed the buying power of the world’s consumers, every government wants to increase exports and discourage imports. That spells trade war.” Former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton Administration, Robert Reich examines President Obama’s plans to increase American exports to stimulate a stalled domestic economy. Good idea, says Reich, but after the fall of the American consumer, every nation will be looking for another route to export its goods. ‘This means Obama and others won’t easily find the export markets they need to create enough jobs to make up for the vanishing American consumer,’ Reich says.
Your life’s memories could, in principle, be stored in the universe’s structure.
The volcano’s historic eruption preserved an ancient library, but rendered its content illegible. A public competition aims to change that.
It’s not just fun: DNA origami has the potential to revolutionize engineering at the nanoscopic scale.
The essential element needed for innovation is creative dissonance — and the keys to unlocking it were forged by bankers in Italy.
Consciousness isn’t just a problem for philosophers. On this episode of Dispatches, Kmele sat down with scientists, a mathematician, a spiritual leader, and an entrepreneur, all trying to get to the heart of “the feeling of life itself.”