Note: As the teaser for this video, see "Bonnie Kavoussi's Tweetstorm on 'Restoring American Growth'"
In Summer, 2016, I moved from the University of Michigan to the University of Colorado Boulder. This Spring, Nick Flores and Maria Oliveras organized an inaugural public lecture for me as the Eugene D. Eaton Jr. Professor of Economics. I took on the tough question of how to restore American Growth, a question closely related my post two days ago, "Why Is Productivity Growth So Low? 23 Economic Experts Weigh In|FocusEconomics."
Watching a bit of the video, I am pleased with how the talk turned out. Restoring American growth is a tough problem, and I wanted to be clear, so the talk is a long one, but I think one that will reward well the time of those who watch it. If I were to write a book about restoring American growth, this is the outline I would begin with in figuring out how to write it.
I have to apologize for the slides themselves being washed out in the video by the lighting in the room. I explain the point of the slides well enough, you should be able to follow anyway. But the ideal way to watch this is probably to have the video in one window on your computer and to have the slides open in another window. Or if you are lucky enough to have two computers of any form (or be able to borrow), you might want to have the video going on one computer screen and the slides open on another.
Update: Since this talk, I have done a lot more studying and thinking about the obesity problem. Take a look at my posts on obesity:
- Obesity Is Always and Everywhere an Insulin Phenomenon
- Forget Calorie Counting; It's the Insulin Index, Stupid
- Jason Fung: Dietary Fat is Innocent of the Charges Leveled Against It
- Faye Flam: The Taboo on Dietary Fat is Grounded More in Puritanism than Science
- Sugar as a Slow Poison
- Kearns, Schmidt and Glantz—Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research: A Historical Analysis of Internal Industry Documents
- Salt Is Not the Nutritional Evil It Is Made Out to Be
- Whole Milk Is Healthy; Skim Milk Less So
- How the Calories In/Calories Out Theory Obscures the Endogeneity of Calories In and Out to Subjective Hunger and Energy
- Putting the Perspective from Jason Fung's "The Obesity Code" into Practice
- Julia Belluz and Javier Zarracina: Why You'll Be Disappointed If You Are Exercising to Lose Weight, Explained with 60+ Studies (my retitling of the article this links to)
- Meat Is Amazingly Nutritious—But Is It Amazingly Nutritious for Cancer Cells, Too?
- Diana Kimball: Listening Creates Possibilities
- On Fighting Obesity
- Analogies Between Economic Models and the Biology of Obesity