Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds Do you think we are secure in our economic future? Have you ever considered that the next generation might be worse off?
Skip to 0 minutes and 17 seconds The next generation will face some considerable economic challenges. Over the past 300 years, three industrial revolutions have secured a steady pace of economic expansion. However, we might be now approaching the end of this era of economic growth. I believe that we are in need of a fourth industrial revolution. Without this the world is likely to go back to a long period of economic stagnation. I hold an optimistic view of our economic future. My key message is this, “don’t feel sorry for the next generation.” There are good reasons to expect society to be much better off in 30 years than it is today.
Skip to 1 minute and 1 second The problems people identify sound scary, but such problems have been overcome in the past and I believe they will be overcome in the future. What do you think? Are you optimistic or pessimistic about our economic future? Join the course to explore this question and find out.