“ 31 Answers in a timeless interview in Freedom Lab, Amsterdam 2008 ”

2.- Great surges as societal processes rather than just innovation cycles

3.- Schumpeter’s blinkers to how technologies evolve and to the role of the State

4.- Schumpeter “uniquely among economists” sees concrete technology clusters as drivers of growth

5.- Using up the potential of each technological revolution

6.- Paradigm shifts: no eternal truths Economics is not Physics. We need a theory of change

7.- Recurrence and uniqueness comparing the depression of the 1880s with the stagflation of the 1980s

8.- Recurrence and uniqueness: the current situation with finance decoupled from the production economy

9.- The financial system: Does it need to get worse before it can get better get better ?

10.- It’s the young who tend to be the innovators, they create the new paradigm and reveal the new potential

11.- It’s easy to predict within a paradigm but it’s difficult to predict the next revolution

12.- Real free market dynamics exists only in frenzy periods

13.- The solution for the environmental problem ? Divorce ICT from mass production !

14.- Falling hegemonies: driven by national strategies

15.- Leaving behind the mass consumption model for a variety of cultural identities and lifestyles

16.- On the relationship between income distribution and markets for different technological revolutions

17.- Social forces shape technology from the range of the possible within the logic of the paradigm

18.- The old national economies and the new global corporations

19.- The future is present today; that’s why prediction is possible

20.- The shift to a next revolution requires breakthrough innovations

21.- Logic of each paradigm shapes the attitudes of each generation

22.- Perez’ Theory of Great Surges: The Irruption Phase of the Installation period

23.- Perez’ Theory of Great Surges: The Frenzy Phase of the Installation period

24.- Perez’ Theory of Great Surges: The Turning Point

25.- Perez’ Theory of Great Surges: The Synergy phase of the Deployment period

26.- Perez’ Theory of Great Surges: The Maturity Phase of the Deployment period

27.- Perez’ Theory of Great Surges: The four phases of the sequence

28.- Perez’ Theory of Great Surges: financial capital and production capital

29.- Core and Periphery: Installation and Deployment

30.- Road to development for Latin America: Natural resources plus technology in a socially inclusive model

31.- Without programs to change financial incentives the golden age will not happen