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Season 2006 Episode 0912

How Many Minds Produce Knowledge

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How Many Minds Produce Knowledge
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Cass Sunstein talks about his book Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce KnowledgeHe talks 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 talks about developing better approximate mechanisms for decision-making in the public sector. Professors Hanson and Cowen join him in a discussion moderated by Mr. Hahn. After their discussion the participants respond to audience members' questions.Mr. Sunstein has testified before congressional committees on many subjects, and he has been involved in constitution-making and law reform activities in a number of nations, including Ukraine, Poland, China, South Africa, and Russia. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Mr. Sunstein has been Samuel Rubin Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia, visiting professor of law at Harvard, vice-chair of the ABA Committee on Separation of Powers and Governmental Organizations, chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools, a member of the ABA Committee on the future of the FTC, and a member of the President's Advisory Committee on the Public Service Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters.moreless
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