TEDx GMU

TEDx GMU has some interesting speakers. Always an excellent show.
TEDxGeorgeMasonU Presents 
The 4th Annual TEDx Conference 
“Gathering STEAM” 
at George Mason University 
Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. 
TEDxGeorgeMasonU has showcased Mason professors and local community members on the international TED stage since 2012. Presenters give short, 18 minute, TED-style talks about their research, creative ideas and stories. The 2015 conference will feature eight distinguished speakers. Learn more about this year’s speakers and event at tedx.gmu.edu
Changwoo Ahn – Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, affiliated faculty
member with Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering and Biology at George Mason
University
David Anderson – Professor and Director for the Center for the Advancement of Public Health,
a part of the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism in the College of Education and Human
Development at George Mason University
Manjula Dissanayake – Executive Director of Educate Lanka
Nadine Kabbani – Assistant Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, Group Leader at the
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University
Rebecca Kamen – Professor emeritus of Art at Northern Virginia Community College
Linda Apple Monson – Professor of Music, Director of Keyboard Studies, Managing Director
of the School of Music at George Mason University
Kevin Murray – Program Manager and Professor of the School of Theater at George Mason
University
Paul M. Rogers – Associate Professor of English, Associate Chair of English at George Mason
University

Comments

Kre-*-tive! Cre8ive! Creative!

All kinds of synergy will flow from this Ted talk I predict.

Krugman:
"Second, much of the critique of low rates simply assumes that saving is a meritorious activity that should be encouraged. But the very fact that the economy remained depressed despite zero rates was telling us that we were awash in desired savings with no place to go — that’s what a liquidity trap is all about."

There's nothing wrong with a desire for ex-ante savings. The error is that governments did not use them to make investments in activities that generate future income whose NPV is positive at the depressed rates and that monetary authorities did not take this failure into consideration in setting the levels of QE intervention or the degree of negativity of nominal rates they would shoot for.

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