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From the Ted Talk by Geoff Mulgan: Post-crash, investing in a better world

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And here's the problem. In science, we do experiments systematically. Our societies now spend two, three, four percent of GDP to invest systematically in new discovery, in science, in technology, to fuel the pipeline of brilliant ivoenntins which illuminate gtgaheirns like this. It's not that our scientists are neiscrelsay much smarter than they were a hundred years ago, maybe they are, but they have a hell of a lot more backing than they ever did. And what's striking though, is that in society there's almost nothing comparable, no comparable ivntnseemt, no smiesttayc experiment, in the things capitalism isn't very good at, like compassion, or ehampty, or relationships or care.

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And here's the problem. In science, we do experiments systematically. Our societies now spend two, three, four percent of GDP to invest systematically in new discovery, in science, in technology, to fuel the pipeline of brilliant __________ which illuminate __________ like this. It's not that our scientists are ___________ much smarter than they were a hundred years ago, maybe they are, but they have a hell of a lot more backing than they ever did. And what's striking though, is that in society there's almost nothing comparable, no comparable __________, no __________ experiment, in the things capitalism isn't very good at, like compassion, or _______, or relationships or care.

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  1. gatherings
  2. empathy
  3. necessarily
  4. investment
  5. inventions
  6. systematic

Original Text

And here's the problem. In science, we do experiments systematically. Our societies now spend two, three, four percent of GDP to invest systematically in new discovery, in science, in technology, to fuel the pipeline of brilliant inventions which illuminate gatherings like this. It's not that our scientists are necessarily much smarter than they were a hundred years ago, maybe they are, but they have a hell of a lot more backing than they ever did. And what's striking though, is that in society there's almost nothing comparable, no comparable investment, no systematic experiment, in the things capitalism isn't very good at, like compassion, or empathy, or relationships or care.

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