Topic: Examine the Past to Determine the Future
Gavin will argue that it's our failure to learn from the past, that has landed Economics with the unflattering label as 'the dismal science'. That one cannot really predict the future because it is largely steered by unpredictable disruptive events via technology, wars, and political upheaval. How can one of the smartest nations on Earth, follow en masse Hitler? How can almost 50% of the worlds most powerful nation follow the bombastic and dangerous idiology of Donald Trump? What stopped Nokia, the once master of the mobile world, from not realising sooner that the mobile future lay in smartphones?
Gavin’s blog buddy is Fergal O'Connor