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Apple Watch: A good economic investment?

EconoMeter panel weighs on the next 'cool' thing

Roger Showley, U-T SAN DIEGO

Friday, April 17, 2015

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Kelly Cunningham, National University System
Answer: YES

Innovation in mechanics, computer technology, medicine, and business practices drives economic growth, raises wages, and helps us enjoy longer and healthier lives. There are inherent risks in developing new products and ideas, and significant rewards for doing so. America has an enduring culture and economic system of spurring innovation, scientific advances and creating vast new industries, enormous numbers of jobs, and powerfully competitive positions in the global economy. Embracing innovation is enormously beneficial economically overall.