Robert Gordon

The death of innovation, the end of growth

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Filmed Jan 2013 at TED2013
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The US economy has been expanding wildly for two centuries. Are we witnessing the end of growth? Economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which could move the US into a period of stasis we can't innovate our way out of. Be sure to watch the opposing viewpoint from Erik Brynjolfsson.

Robert J. Gordon
/ Economist

Robert J. Gordon is among the most influential macroeconomists in the world. And the big picture he sees is not altogether rosy.  Full bio.

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