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The Takeaways: MIT Sloan Faculty Members Offer Their Perspectives (continued)

Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson on the United States’ position in the world economy...
“So, while no country will rise up to take America’s place as the world’s leading economy, its global position is indeed threatened—by its own reluctance to have an honest conversation about the federal budget and by the unwillingness of its political leadership to confront powerful interests on Wall Street.”

“Will 2013 Mark the Beginning of American Decline?,”
Bloomberg View, December 23, 2012
Simon Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship

Thomas Malone on creating more intelligent organizations...
“It’s also possible for groups of people to work together in ways that seem pretty stupid, and I think collective stupidity is just as possible as collective intelligence. Part of what I want to understand and part of what the people I’m working with want to understand is what are the conditions that lead to collective intelligence rather than collective stupidity.”

“Creating More Intelligent Organizations,”
Wall Street Journal, December 28, 2012
Thomas Malone is the Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor of Management and the Director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence