Technological advancement

  Do you agree or disagree with the statement, Technological advancement is the most important driver for long-term economic growth. Help policy makers. Tell us why. Email addresses  will not be shared, but names and comments will be shared, so use a pseudonym if you do not want your name shared. Read more in Confronting Complexity…

Women joining the labor force

  Do you agree or disagree with the statement, Reduced fertility led to women joining the labor force. Help policy makers. Tell us why. Email addresses  will not be shared, but names and comments will be shared, so use a pseudonym if you do not want your name shared. Read more in Confronting Complexity by Casti,…

Women playing a greater role

  Do you agree or disagree with the statement, Reduced fertility led to women playing a greater role all aspects of society. Help policy makers. Tell us why. Email addresses  will not be shared, but names and comments will be shared, so use a pseudonym if you do not want your name shared. Read more in…

How fertility adjusts

I do not know how fertility adjusts to maintain stable a population. Do you? Help policy makers. Tell us. Email addresses  will not be shared, but names and comments will be shared, so use a pseudonym if you do not want your name shared. Read more in Confronting Complexity by Casti, Jones, and Pennock  

With abundant healthcare

  Do you agree or disagree with the statement, With abundant healthcare most children will live to procreate. Help policy makers. Tell us why. Email addresses  will not be shared, but names and comments will be shared, so use a pseudonym if you do not want your name shared. Read more in Confronting Complexity by Casti,…

If fertility per adult is too high

If fertility per adult is too high, then the population explodes and destroys itself. If the fertility rate is too low, then the population fades away. Do you agree or disagree with the statement, If fertility per adult is too high, then the population explodes and destroys itself. If the fertility rate is too low,…

Replacement Fertility Rate

If every child survives to become an adult, then two children per adult woman, approximately one child per adult human, are required to replace the adult population.

With abundant healthcare most children will live to procreate.

Do you agree or disagree with the statement, With abundant healthcare most children will live to procreate. Help policy makers. Tell us why. Email addresses  will not be shared, but names and comments will be shared, so use a pseudonym if you do not want your name shared. Read more in Confronting Complexity by Casti, Jones,…

ABUNDANCE PROJECT

A price is paid for the abundance, however. The complexity of 21st-century life increased, making many people uncomfortable with their new high-energy environment. Gradients in the distribution of abundance annoyed many more people. A populist groundswell developed around the world with the stated goal to return to simpler times.

Why Healthcare Cannot Be a Completely Free Market

The concept of supply and demand is the cornerstone of economic theory. For simple commodities, the theory predicts that the demand for a product decreases as the price of the product increases and consumers are unwilling to pay the higher price. The supply increases as the price increases and suppliers increase production to capture increased profits. The actual price of the product is a compromise between the desires of consumers and the acumen of suppliers.

Tutorial on the Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical market place is not entirely a free market. The extreme demand for lifesaving products can make standard economic assumptions inoperable. Therefore, regulatory mechanisms have emerged to protect patients and to provide patients access to affordable medications. There are three aspects of pharmaceutical operations in the U.S. that are regulated by the government:

Mr. Trump and the Global Circus

Just what is the crazy-like-a-fox President-elect of the U.S. up to? His antics would make P.T. Barnum blush with admiration. Mr. Trump has created a spectacle of showmanship on a scale unequaled at any place and at any time in the past. His millions of voters are more Pavlovian than a 50-dog act. And his detractors are as puzzled as they are livid. Let’s step back and take a look at the history leading up to this circus. Perhaps this can provide us with some hint on what to do next, before the lions are released into the cage with us.