Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism
Apr 11, 2013
Author, Business Editor, The Economist
Robert Guest, The Economist's Business Editor describes how mass migration is changing the way we live, learn and do business. A century ago, migrants often crossed an ocean and never saw their homelands again. Today, they call—or Skype—home the moment their flight has landed, and that’s just the beginning. Thanks to cheap travel and easy communication, immigrants everywhere stay in intimate contact with their native countries, creating powerful cross-border networks.
Having traveled through dozens of countries and 44 American states, Robert Guest observes how these networks create wealth, spread ideas and foster innovation. He shows how:
* Brainy Indians in America collaborate with brainy Indians in India to build $70 fridges and $300 houses
*Migrants everywhere are forming micro-multinational companies with their cousins back home
* Chinese youth study in the West and then return home, infecting China with ideas that will eventually turn it democratic
Please join us on April 11th for a lively discussion focused on borderless economics and how migration, for the all the disruption it causes, makes the world brainier and happier.
The first 25 attendees to arrive receive a free copy of Borderless Economics
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 5:00pm
45 Carleton Street, Cambridge E25-111
There will be a reception and an IAP seed grant poster session directly after lecture at the same location (starting around 6:15pm). Feel free to stick around after the lecture or come just for the poster session if you can't attend the lecture. Read about the seed grant projects here.
This lecture is open to the general public & free of charge.