Sep 4, 2020 • 55M

Caleb Watney - America's Innovation Engine

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Caleb Watney is the director of innovation policy at the Progressive Policy Institute.

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Caleb's new blog: https://www.agglomerations.tech/

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Timestamps

(00:00) - Intro

(00:20) - America's innovation engine is slowing

(01:02) - Remote work/ agglomeration effects

(08:45) - Chinese vs American innovation 

(16:23) - Reforming institutions 

(19:00) - Tom Cotton's critique of high skilled Immigration

(22:26) - Eric Weinstein's critique of high skilled Immigration

(26:02) - Reforming H1-B

(30:30) - Immigration during recession

(32:55) - Big tech / AI

(38:20) - EU regulation 

(40:07) - Biden vs Trump 

(42:30) - Federal R & D 

(47:20) - Climate megaprojects 

(49:35) - Falling fertility rates 

(52:20) - Advice to 20 year olds

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