The 300 second guide to macroeconomics (And how to move to Europe) <ul><li>Curtis “Ovid” Poe </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright 2...
Macroeconomics 101 <ul><li>Economics: </li></ul><ul><li>The  best  use of limited resources </li></ul>   BBC MMX
Resources <ul><li>Land </li></ul><ul><li>Labor </li></ul><ul><li>Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul>  ...
A special case of labor    BBC MMX
A fixed quantity    BBC MMX
Built and maintained by labor    BBC MMX
What does labor need? <ul><li>Educated </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile (foreshadowing) </li></ul>   B...
Adam Smith <ul><li>An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations </li></ul><ul><li>http://commons.wikimed...
Invisible Hand <ul><li>Informed  self-interest </li></ul>
Useful Information <ul><li>Accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Complete </li></ul><ul><li>Timely </li></ul>
Real Resources <ul><li>Land </li></ul><ul><li>Labor </li></ul><ul><li>Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul>  ...
The Information Economy <ul><li>Information is expensive! </li></ul><ul><li>How can we lower the cost? </li></ul>
Immigration <ul><li>“ Knowledge workers” ( Kennismigrant ) </li></ul><ul><li>Countries closing borders </li></ul><ul><li>B...
4 Jobs Per Person <ul><li>3,800 IT workers for 15,000 Jobs[1] </li></ul><ul><li>Tax Advantages[2] </li></ul><ul><li>Easier...
Want to live in Amsterdam? Copyright 2010, Moyan Brenn, Creative Commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/aigle_dore/5086325695/
Work for us! <ul><li>System administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Network administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Database administrat...
Benefits <ul><li>Tax breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Good salary </li></ul><ul><li>Bonuses </li></ul><ul><li>Five weeks vacation ...
Goto … <ul><li>http:// www.booking.com /jobs/ </li></ul>
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    1. 1. The 300 second guide to macroeconomics (And how to move to Europe) <ul><li>Curtis “Ovid” Poe </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright 2011 by Curtis “Ovid” Poe. </li></ul><ul><li>http ://www.slideshare.net/Ovid/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://overseas-exile.blogspot.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http ://www.twitter.com/OvidPerl/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://blogs.perl.org/users/ovid / </li></ul> BBC MMX
    2. 2. Macroeconomics 101 <ul><li>Economics: </li></ul><ul><li>The best use of limited resources </li></ul> BBC MMX
    3. 3. Resources <ul><li>Land </li></ul><ul><li>Labor </li></ul><ul><li>Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship </li></ul> BBC MMX
    4. 4. A special case of labor  BBC MMX
    5. 5. A fixed quantity  BBC MMX
    6. 6. Built and maintained by labor  BBC MMX
    7. 7. What does labor need? <ul><li>Educated </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile (foreshadowing) </li></ul> BBC MMX
    8. 8. Adam Smith <ul><li>An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations </li></ul><ul><li>http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AdamSmith.jpg </li></ul>
    9. 9. Invisible Hand <ul><li>Informed self-interest </li></ul>
    10. 10. Useful Information <ul><li>Accurate </li></ul><ul><li>Complete </li></ul><ul><li>Timely </li></ul>
    11. 11. Real Resources <ul><li>Land </li></ul><ul><li>Labor </li></ul><ul><li>Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul> BBC MMX
    12. 12. The Information Economy <ul><li>Information is expensive! </li></ul><ul><li>How can we lower the cost? </li></ul>
    13. 13. Immigration <ul><li>“ Knowledge workers” ( Kennismigrant ) </li></ul><ul><li>Countries closing borders </li></ul><ul><li>But not for knowledge workers </li></ul>
    14. 14. 4 Jobs Per Person <ul><li>3,800 IT workers for 15,000 Jobs[1] </li></ul><ul><li>Tax Advantages[2] </li></ul><ul><li>Easier immigration[3] </li></ul><ul><li>International companies are looking for you! </li></ul><ul><li>http://webwereld.nl/nieuws/105501/amsterdamse-ict-struikelt-over-personeelstekort-.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/living/official-matters/thirty-percent-ruling </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.expatlaw.nl/dutch_highly_skilled_migrant.htm </li></ul>
    15. 15. Want to live in Amsterdam? Copyright 2010, Moyan Brenn, Creative Commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/aigle_dore/5086325695/
    16. 16. Work for us! <ul><li>System administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Network administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Database administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Back-end developers </li></ul><ul><li>Front-end developers </li></ul><ul><li>Android/iPhone developers </li></ul>
    17. 17. Benefits <ul><li>Tax breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Good salary </li></ul><ul><li>Bonuses </li></ul><ul><li>Five weeks vacation </li></ul><ul><li>Get paid to move to Europe! </li></ul>
    18. 18. Goto … <ul><li>http:// www.booking.com /jobs/ </li></ul>

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