Book Discussion on Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge

Cass Sunstein talked about his book Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge, published by Oxford University Press. In the book the… read more

Cass Sunstein talked about his book Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge, published by Oxford University Press. In the book the author details how politicians and companies use open-source software and internet-based techniques to make better decisions. He talked about the possibilities of a human potential to aggregate information by sifting through volumes of unfiltered information without resorting to prejudice and preconceptions. He also talked about developing better approximate mechanisms for decision-making in the public sector. Professors Hanson and Cowen joined him in a discussion moderated by Mr. Hahn. After their discussion the participants responded to audience members' questions. close

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  • Tyler Cowen Professor George Mason University->Political Economy
  • Robert W. Hahn Director American Enterprise Inst.-Brookings Jt.Ctr.for Regulatory Studies
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Book Discussion on Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge

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Oct 7, 2006
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Oct 16, 2006

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  • Oct 07, 2006 | 11:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 09, 2006 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 16, 2006 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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