Niall Ferguson: The 6 killer apps of prosperity

DeM Banter: Where to begin?

Watching the debate last night… as usual, I was disturb by the lack of strategic issues and the amount of time spent on issues that the POTUS will not really be able to change…not to mention the debate over who said what in regards to Libya…terrorist act? Was that worth taking that much time out of a debate?

In the gym this AM… Love TED Talks… what will the candidates do on issues such as this? Accept the decline? Share the wealth? Restore Western dominance? How, why, where? Just curious… let’s stay strategic, eh?

Published onSep 19, 2011by

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.

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