Vijay Govindarajan: What a Poor Man's Innovation Can Teach a Rich Country

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  1. Skibum Willy said:

    watch “fake speech corrects mankind's course”
    A "better" lip read, the Independence Day inheritance cap introduction. Emergency executive order is enacted to employ all, and eliminate national debt. Is this "balancing act" the systematic redirecting mankind's momentum so desperately needs?
    /watch?v=OWX8LNN66uA

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  2. LPSwimmer2011 said:

    Maybe look at the pictures then?

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  3. Crimson7272 said:

    a poor man CHOOSES to buy a home instead of renting, chooses to pay for heating instead of settling for something he can afford, and chooses to live a life style that he cant afford. then wonders why he has to work 2 jobs just to sustain that living? you have to be joking.

    but this has nothing to do with how you responded to my first comment. you assume that poor people dont get paid well. this is false. a person that makes 500k a year but owes 700k a year is definitely poor.

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  4. Jyargurinsk Minicyzk Kopian Menias The Un-Beholden Son Of Deberiah Yrundheitl Massuvius Krasserr said:

    Working ain't pointless as they're earning all that they possibly can to keep living.

    Sure, a man that owns no home, doesn't wash, doesn't wear clothes and is forever bald; he will earn enough to support him fine.

    However, you got a home? Got heating? Got water? Got clothes? Got tools? Got lighting? Got anything? You'll need to earn money just to keep it all in useable condition and/or buy replacements.

    You have a very ignorant and ill-informed view of occupancy.

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  5. Crimson7272 said:

    people who work 2 jobs usually have to work 2 jobs because they lived above their means. if they DIDNT live above their means and work 2 jobs regardless, they wouldnt be poor for very long. your logic of "if your poor and work you get paid nothing" would mean working is pointless because you will never be able to build any wealth from your jobs.

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  6. Jyargurinsk Minicyzk Kopian Menias The Un-Beholden Son Of Deberiah Yrundheitl Massuvius Krasserr said:

    You're being stupid. If you're poor and have two jobs, do you know what that means? It means your getting paid little to nothing. Emphasis on poor.

    If having multiple jobs made you rich, there wouldn't be a thing called poverty.

    Just try and think, eh?

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  7. Kyle Walsh said:

    Your the strongest trainer I've every seen, Your clients are fit.

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  8. Crimson7272 said:

    if a poor person had two jobs they wouldnt be poor for very long unless ofcourse they made terrible life choices like taking out huge loans (which they cant pay back) or having a kid. in either case the reason why they have no time is self made and to make the assertion that all poor people have two jobs is illogical. 8% of the work force is unemployed so they definitely have more time to innovate than someone who has ANY job. and to clarify, richer people tend to have more time consuming jobs

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  9. Politi Critique said:

    Lol love your comment my favourite thing about grammar nazis is that they feel they are smarter because they took the time to mesmerize it and apply it to informal conversions. We are developing better and better programs to replace them. Also, I love the fact that most of the time they use it as an avoidance tactic because they have nothing of substance to say.

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  10. MagicDr said:

    Hahahaha! Reddit has trained me to stop looking at usernames

    LOL

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  11. Reuel said:

    That wasn't even me, that was guyman2111.

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  12. MagicDr said:

    Whenever you begin a sentence with "unless", you introduce exceptions to the conclusion(s) you are making. Your sentence structure should be this:

    Unless (exception A), which is (statement A), then (conclusion B)

    Your actual structure is this (short version):

    Unless you are here to troll (exception A), which you're bad at (statement A)…

    …then what?! If you can't see your mistake, good luck in life

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  13. Reuel said:

    Norm is that you use a period (or exclamation mark, etc), to end a sentence.

    6th grade mistake? Enlighten me, please.

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  14. MagicDr said:

    I wrote a paper in my upper divs on the function of periods. Their purpose is irrelevant at the end of paragraphs. The need to separate complete statements only exists within a set of statements, not at the end. Their only point at the end if formality, which does not improve on the effectiveness of the message

    If I were you, I would be worried about improving my sentence making skills instead. That 6th grade mistake is horrible

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  15. Reuel said:

    >I do not consider it an error when I make the conscious choice to not include a period at the end of a paragraph

    Are you fucking kidding me? What is this great reason of yours?

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  16. Reuel said:

    Perhaps, you should look at this from another point, maybe what killerzerg1 was trying to state that he preferred people that used proper English.

    With the issue with the bait thing, meh, small mistake, simply a typo, could be overlooked.

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  17. Sov_reign Nazara said:

    First off, let me commend you for not talking the bait of me misspelling the word "but." I was planning on using that to prove a point, one which you unexpectedly avoided, and I tip my hat to you. However, I still think you're wrong. Killazerg1 stated a hatred for people who misspell or misuse words, which inherently means they feel superior to those that make said errors. By correcting ather777 in such a condescending way, they got some sense of superiority. That's how it wasn't about helping.

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  18. Reuel said:

    I think swaggerDR was trying to imply that rich people have to follow the rules of their society. Since poor people have nothing and no rules, no jobs and no money, they will create their own things with the limited resources they have (or die).

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  19. Reuel said:

    He was obviously helping ather777 spell properly and use apostrophes in the correct context. How did killazerg1 support his own ego? If killazerg1 was only helping his ego, he would have used perfect punctuation, spelling, grammar, etc. However killazerg1 missed out a full stop after '"you're"'.

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  20. MagicDr said:

    There is a reason (I won't get into) why I do not use periods to end paragraphs. I do not consider it an error when I make the conscious choice to not include a period at the end of a paragraph

    Here is a snippet from your writing:

    "Unless you set out for the sole purpose of trolling, in which case you're doing a terrible job"

    This is a terrible sentence. Unless I set out to troll, what? You included a mid sentence assessment to say I'm a bad troll, but you forgot to include your point

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  21. MagicDr said:

    but*

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  22. Sov_reign Nazara said:

    You should consider your own grammatical errors before correcting others. It's just common sense. Unless you set out for the sole purpose of trolling, in which case you're doing a terrible job.

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  23. MagicDr said:

    I never end paragraphs with sentences. I'm not going ending this one with a period either

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  24. Sov_reign Nazara said:

    No, killazerg1 was not helping anyone or anything buth their own ego. Correcting a mistake is one thing, calling a person stupid based on a single comment on YouTube is, ironically, stupid.

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  25. Sov_reign Nazara said:

    I know your comments are two months old, but I just wanted to point out that niether of them end with proper punctuation. Does that mean you're not on your friends list?

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  26. Reuel said:

    Why, killazerg1 is simply helping the generation of today.

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  27. jazzboneplyr3 said:

    I don't take any advice from a man named Vi Jay

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  28. Evan Dorsky said:

    Your comment may appeal to people to people who are annoyed by grammar nazis, but I don't agree with your assertion that no one should "correct anyone else, in any subject." And it is a fallacy that a person shouldn't correct someone who made the same mistake that they've made in the past. If people thought like you claim to think, society would never advance because no one would be blameless enough to teach anyone to learn from their mistakes. I hope you can forgive me for correcting you

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  29. Mike Suopys said:

    this guy looks like Wallace Shawn

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  30. A spy named James said:

    Look at the UN!!

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  31. AquaSine said:

    Not necessarily true. Innovation is an act of problem solving. It often comes from necessity, but can also arise from monotony or stagnancy. However, some form of downtime for analysis and evaluation of circumstances is necessary for any means of innovation. Consider the idea of family units in developing countries. Many work and live together to support the group. Applied to developed countries in economic crisis, we are able to provide a measure of security through cooperative living.

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  32. jpawhees said:

    Bad guys have firearms. I want firearms.

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  33. Trieste08 said:

    Frugal Innovation?
    In the USA?

    *laughs*
    Joke of the Year!

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  34. The Mosquitoes Point of View said:

    Poverty is the only thing money can't buy…

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  35. FF18Cloud said:

    TETRIS

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  36. wingedarr0w said:

    Grammar is important because it expresses what you mean precisely. Little typos like 'there' and 'their' may not mean much but bigger mistakes cloud meaning.

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  37. V1ctorized said:

    "necessity is the mother of innovation"

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  38. Ihopyourpancakes said:

    A grammar mistake is fine. It happens. Whatever. However, the systemic erosion of grammar through chronic illiteracy is not. When half of all full-grown adults in America still do not realize that there is a difference between "there" and "their," we have a problem, and I for one would be happier being corrected than to damage my ethos every time I try and type a coherent sentence.

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  39. Tri1umph said:

    Poor as referring to a poor country in which per capita income is low. This isn't America's working poor, the cost of living in those countries are very very low, so those who want to escape poverty need only a small amount of cash, hence why micro-finance works there but not in U.S.

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  40. MagicDr said:

    The politicians in our country are more interested in getting elected than doing what is best. Instead of focusing on improving our educational system, they prefer to appeal to the "less refined" constituents of our country (as they are easier to convince and outnumber us all) to achieve power. I am sure the world laughs every time people like Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, or any other clown in out political system receives serious attention at the polls. It speaks volumes about the voters here

    June 27, 2019
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