china vs usa

160. Why the US and China are Already in a Cold War, the Economics of Inequality and Future of Capitalism | Geoff Colvin

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Geoff Colvin (@geoffcolvin) is FortuneMagazine’s Senior Editor-at-Large, an award-winning thinker, author, broadcaster, and speaker on the most significant trends and issues impacting business, politics and the economy. Geoff’s work has earned him millions of loyal fans and 7M weekly listeners on CBS Radio Network

He’s the author of four books including groundbreaking bestsellers Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else and Humans are Underrated on the future of work and how humans fit into a workplace filled with robots and smart technology.

Geoff has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, Squawk Box, CBS This Morning, ABC’s World News Tonight, CNN, PBS’s Nightly Business Report, and dozens of other programs. He also served as anchor of Wall $treet Week with Fortune on PBS and has moderated panels with or interviewed Jack Welch, Henry Kissinger, Richard Branson, the Prince of Wales, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, Steve Case, Tony Blair, Michael Dell, Ted Turner, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Henry Paulson, Ben Bernanke, and many others.  

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In today’s episode we discuss:

  • The US relationship with China and why we’re already in the Cold War
  • Geoff’s thoughts on the decentralization and breakup of big tech
  • What we both think about the separatist movements spreading worldwide
  • Why Geoff’s skeptical of long term centralized economies
  • What the business roundtable CEO stakeholders memo means
  • Thoughts on economics and when the trickle-down effect died
  • What does Brexit mean for the economy
  • Why loneliness and isolation is the biggest threat to humanity
  • How to re-engineer the economy to fight inequality
  • Will AI be net positive or negative
  • What’s the future of education and where did it go wrong
  • Where should students look for the careers of the future
  • A public markets debate about incentives and timeframes  
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