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Make America Better Now

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We don’t always have to talk about politics, which can feel divisive and uncomfortable. We can always talk about America and our democracy and our economy, because that is based on values, even though the discussions may still be uncomfortable.
Can AI and robots support our better America?
Family planning and immigration are interlinked and the replacement rate is something that affects both and vice versa. What is the best mix of these policies for our better America?
With over 175,000 dead from the coronavirus and an estimated 500,000 fewer babies to be born this year means the replacement rate will be lower. What does that mean for our better America?
Equity markets are usually what makes headlines over the credit markets, though there's more than just the stock exchanges. 
Financial markets make the world go round. No, that's still physics. 
Trade is always good, but what kind of trade is the best trade?
Free trade, fair trade, protectionism, What is trade good for? 
America's titans, not just tech, are dominating markets of all kinds. How much choice do we really have and what are the anti schools of thought to solve this?
More dire news on consumer sentiment and also personal incomes. And an idea for turning consumerism into more than just the goods and services at the transaction.
How will consumer patterns change and will they be long-lasting? What does this mean for our better America?
Should we keep the legal entity of the corporation structured as is for our better America?
Nudging is a behavioral economics concept that is being used worldwide. This episode introduces it and extrapolates these findings for this Koala's manifesto. 
Neoclassical economics dominated most of economic thinking, until recently, where behavioral economics has provided a different angle to view self-interest and decision-making.
To round out the week riffing off of top articles in my news feed, this episode responds the changing American dream and how it could be for our better America.
Covid-19 is changing our routines and disrupting the way we work and live, now more blended together than ever. 
At the top my news feed today are articles on the bombing in Beirut and the opening of schools in the state of Mississippi. We explore underlying issues of government responsibility for issues of life and death within their borders.
Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my? Actually, way more intense. Natural disaster disrupt lives and livelihoods. How should we plan for these annual and regular events?
For this week, each session will use top articles in this Koala's news feed to practice using the manifesto framework with real life examples.
On this milestone 50th episode and also the close to the week, we discus what government services are present in this Koala's manifesto. What services do you want to see in our better America?
This session discusses what structures should be for our better America. How does separation of powers work? What will the electoral system be? And, wait, what - this Koala wants to encourage new states into the Union?!
In this session we focus on democracy and what rights are important for our better America have. Remember that the founders have two views on the bill of rights; some thought it was not necessary while others did. Obviously we knew which camp w
This week we continue to summarize and decide on where we stand. Today's session asks what governing and economic system do you want for our better America? And what's the one sentence that describes your goal for each. Lastly, what theme ties
We're at the point that we all need to make decisions after having a chance to discuss different options and points of view. This session focuses on three questions: 1) why are we here and how did the earth and universe come to be? 2) what is y
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