A great list from Mike:
> 1. Big Platforms
> In that respect, I suspect that we'd need massive structural changes. I'm
> a) abundant and free education and training
> b) a robust safety net for the temporarily unemployed (workfare on steroids)
> c) female and minority-targeted STEM programs
> d) income-based affirmative action
> e) block grants to states for public boarding schools
> f) a job guarantee program (with the federal government as the Employer of
> Last Resort for temporary projects)
> g) Golden Rule budgeting (balanced budgets over an economic cycle, with a
> clear exception for infrastructure). This would prioritize investment,
> infrastructure and R&D spending over entitlements and temporary stimulus
The only caveat is that I’d make it “STEAM” instead of STEM, with “A” for Art.
The future of manufacturing is mass customization, which requires creativity
rather than compliance.
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