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  • emBig Businessem
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    Big Business

    Tyler Cowen talked about his book, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero, in which he argued that large corporations play an important role in U.S. society and are often…

  • Nate Silver on Statistics and the 2016 Presidential Election
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    Statistics and the 2016 Presidential Election

    Nate Silver talked about statistics, polling, data, and the 2016 elections. Other topics addressed included sports statistics. This was part of the Mercator Center’s Conversations with…

  • emThe Up Side of Downem
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    The Up Side of Down

    Megan McArdle talked about her book, The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success, in which she argues that the U.S. is unique in its willingness to let its citizens and…

  • Science Innovation and the US Economy
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    Science, Innovation, and the U.S. Economy

    The Brookings Institution Hamilton Project continued its discussion of Science. Innovation, and the U.S. Economy. This panel, comprised of economists and researchers, focused its discussion…

  • emInfotopia How Many Minds Produce Knowledgeem
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    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 author details how politicians and companies use…

  • emThe Undercover Economistem
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    The Undercover Economist

    Tim Harford talked about his book, The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, the Poor Are Poor--and Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car!, published by Oxford University…

  • emWhat Price Fameem
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    What Price Fame?

    Mr. Cowen talked about his book What Price Fame?, published by Harvard University Press. The book examines how fame is produced, outlines the principles that govern who becomes famous and…

  • National Endowment for the Arts
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    National Endowment for the Arts

    Members of the Early Childhood, Youth & Families Subcommittee and the Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee heard testimony on the future of the National Endowment for the Arts. Rep.…