Ted Hu

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Technology
Location Washington, United States
Introduction Passionate about political economy and believe that some of the world's most intractable problems can start to be effectively addressed through a deliberate, balanced approach to economic development and growth. Believe tax cuts have been over hyped, considering how little we are doing to incentivize private-sector R&D to drive fundamental innovation and to promote business investments developing new markets. I believe technology + smart policymaking are key enablers that need to be embraced by developed nations in a deliberate fashion to address developing nations' issues related to scarcity that cause a disproportionate degree of suffering, which in turn engender terror and global unrest. More trade agreements that promote a significant number of low-paying but life-sustaining jobs, renewable and affordable energy, cheap and nutritious foods, ubiquitous access to vaccines and birth control for 75% of the world's population that have little or nil. * This blog reflects my own views, not that of my employer whatsoever.
Interests Economics (esp. macroeconomics & growth and development), software development, politics, physics, wide-range of non-fiction readings, current events, basketball, long drives, biking, working out
Favorite Movies Wit (Emma Thompson), The Game (Michael Douglas)
Favorite Music Alternative (The Cure & Sarah McLauchlan are tops), classical music (piano concertos)
Favorite Books John Marshall - Definer of a Nation (Jean Edward Smith), The Elegant Universe (Brian Greene), Guns Germs and Steel (Jared Diamond)