The Amazing Economics of Star Trek : "What is economics without scarcity?...:
...The real engine of Star Trek's futuristic utopia is not the technology of warp drives and transporters, so much as it is the economics of a world where people want for nothing. This all-star Panel includes Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman, Star Trek writer Chris Black, Trekonomics author Manu Saadia, and io9 editor Annalee Newitz. We'll talk about automation and social progress, and ask: is Star Trek's level of economic well-being actually possible?
Track: TV: SPEAKERS: Annalee Newitz, Brad DeLong, Chris Black, Felix Salmon, Manu Saadia, Paul Krugman