Lecture was hosted by The American Academy in Berlin. Some talking points include;
- German Centrality to Europe
- Recent Financial Crisis in Europe as Compared to 1920 where a similar technological boom occurred (demonstrating importance of achieving both Economic growth + Financial Management/balanced income distribution)
- Reflection on European Single Market & Monetary Union
- Daniel Ellsberg (Pentagon Papers) -Essay (The Stalemate Myth and the Quagmire Machine) in Reflecting Policy Choices during Eurozone crisis
- Mistake to confusing current 1 off events (low price of oil & low euro exchange rate) with the achievement of ongoing growth plan
- Importance of Infrastructure Investment & Structural reform (one that benefits global economic growth)
- Viability of Germany’s current large trade surplus with many European countries in achieving satisfactory growth in Europe.