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This is a discussion Wiki regarding Juan Enriquez’ talk at Pop!Tech 2008, entitled “10 Commandments for the President-Elect to Save the US Economy”. This forum is a place for a rich, lively, respectful and facts-based dialog on what’s necessary to address the serious economic challenges confronting America today. We at Pop!Tech take no official stance on the substantive points of either Enriquez’ diagnosis or his prescription, but we do believe that, whether you agree or disagree, this is a critical conversation for Americans to be having right now.
First, Watch the Video:
Juan Enriquez (2008) Pop!Tech Pop!Cast from PopTech on Vimeo.
(download Juan’s presentation as a pdf)
Best-selling author and debt crisis expert Juan Enriquez argues that the $700 billion bailout and other recent efforts to address America’s financial crisis were severely misguided and may end up doing more harm than good. Drawing on many different ideas and sources, Juan has drafted 10 commandments – to be implemented by the next President during his first 60 days in office – that attempt to avert what could become a decades-long economic slide.
This wiki was created as a way to spur high-quality non-partisan thinking and discussion on the ideas presented in Juan’s talk.
Rules of Engagement:
1. This is a non-partisan forum specifically focused on
financial policy. There are myriad other
challenges the next President will need to address, from diplomatic relations
to the environment. We encourage anyone interested in advancing that conversation to do so on the Pop!Tech Hub, Facebook group.
2. Juan Enriquez's talk at Pop!Tech 2008 and draft 10
commandments are specifically focused on action required during the first 60
days of the next administration. Given
the current macro-economic context, we ask that this discussion remain focused
on immediate actions that prepare the country to tackle the larger, systemic
economic challenges that must also be addressed.
3. The aim of this forum is to cultivate a reasonable and
civil debate -- not a flame war. The
goal is to develop a consensus program that everybody dislikes, but which
strategically addresses the task at hand. If you are unable to engage in a respectful dialog, your comments and account will be banned.
For more information on this effort, and to watch Juan’s much buzzed-about talk at Pop!Tech ’08, please visit: