David, thank you for organizing such a thought provoking lecture. Pity we did not have more time to discuss it with the speakers.
ps btw - have a great holiday!
pps Rupesh, what is the name of the website which you suggested to me ....when we carried on our discussion on the tube
0 · December 17, 2012
Absolutely, but that's life and you cannot please everybody all the time.
What I don't understand is how come we seem to have a discussion going on on 2 "different" Meetup websites? If I want to make a comment to Leo's remark - I need to click on the other one - I thought it was all "accumulated" together. But it's not. Is the system you designed differrent as one can access previous lectures?
I'm still not sure how the Meetup websites work - very new to all that. Nobody will be replicated my brain - what a relief!
0 · December 17, 2012
Eva, like you, I wish there was more time (a *lot* more time) for this kind of discussion, with the participation of people who have interesting and important viewpoints on these topics.
However, I'd rather than people left these events feeling "I wish that could have lasted longer" rather than "That went on too long"
1 · December 17, 2012
I was asked at the meeting for the evidential base of the model. To answer this question, I would refer you all to a paper I had published this summer about the model. This can be found at http://bit.ly/Wqp6U5.
The article was double blind peer reviewed, and, from the citation reports I am receiving, seems to have been taken up by quite a few people. The end notes provide the genesis of the model, from Kondratiev, via Schumpeter, to Perez. My contribution was to add time and space to an abstract economists model.
Nick's contribution, which we saw yesterday, is to add people to the model. I believe that this is a significant step forward, and I would encourage Nick to produce to 5,000 word article to put his name to the model.
There are those who don't find wave theory very convincing. That is fair enough. However, I think that the onus is upon them to provide an alternative, and I would invite them to offer a session to this group providing that alternative.
0 · November 25, 2012
Note: to accommodate a larger audience, this meeting has switched from the room 532 previously advertised, to room B20, on the basement level.
I'll put notices outside 532, in case anyone ends up there, redirecting them downstairs to B20.
Sorry for the late change. But planning ahead, involving a lot of unknowns, is hard. Ask any futurist! :-)
0 · November 23, 2012