Niall Ferguson: The 6 killer apps of prosperity via TED Talks
An interesting 20 minute talk which gives a historical view of prosperity, economics and institutions, ‘the great divergence’, and at the current difference between the East and West. There maybe questions you ask about it, but it is relevant to current state of affairs.
Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves. Historian Niall Ferguson asks: Why the West, and less so the rest? He suggests half a dozen big ideas from Western culture — call them the 6 killer apps — that promote wealth, stability and innovation. And in this new century, he says, these apps are all shareable.