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  • Don’t Worry About Robots. Worry About Washington

    It’s hard to know sometimes which is the greater threat to prosperity -- headlong technological progress that’s destroying decent jobs and hollowing out the middle class, or fading technological progress that’s causing persistently slow growth. With a little ingenuity, you could no doubt combine these ideas and worry that technological progress is both too fast and too slow.

  • Nobelist Robert Merton Rejoins MIT Sloan School of Management From Harvard

    Robert C. Merton , winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize in economics, said he will rejoin the faculty of the Massachusetts of Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management to focus on training students in quantitative finance.

  • Celebrations of Too Big to Fail’s Demise Are Premature

    In a major speech last week, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew argued that we need to keep pushing forward with financial reform. He made some encouraging points about the need to reduce systemic risks arising from money-market mutual funds and for appropriate funding levels at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and he spoke clearly about the need for accountability of regulators and of bank executives. But a huge misconception in his remarks threatens to swamp everything.

  • Taxpayer-Funded Technology Flops Plague U.S. Government

    Almost a decade before the Obamacare website’s failed debut, the Air Force began work on a project to replace 240 outdated networks with a single logistics system.

  • U.S. Needs a National Safety Board for Financial Crashes

    There are growing concerns that the regulatory bodies overseeing the financial sector are incapable of understanding, preventing or even properly investigating excessive risk taking that threatens to ruin the economy.

  • Gorman Skips Business, Jain Likes Faulks: Best Books of 2012

    What books have high-profile readers been enjoying this year?

  • It’s Fed Versus Moody’s for ‘Most Wrong’ Crown

    Who was more wrong in the run-up to the financial crisis of 2008: the Federal Reserve or Moody’s Investors Service? This isn’t an academic question; both organizations are still hugely relevant to shaping the way we see our financial system and the risks it contains. And both are now apparently underestimating the dangers again.

  • Will Robots Replace Humans in the Workplace?

    June 28 (Bloomberg) -- MIT Sloan School of Management Professors and authors of the Book "Race Against the Machine" Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee talk with Matt Miller about the digitization of the economy and how robots are replacing humans in the workforce at a rate never seen before. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Investor Worry: Labor Market, Iranian Tension

    Aug. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Pension Partners' Ed Dempsey and MIT Sloan School of Management's Andrew McAfee speak with Bloomberg's Matt Miller about the concerns that keep them up at night as investors. They speak on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Rewind." (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Former ECB Member Orphanides Says He’ll Teach at MIT Sloan

    Former European Central Bank council member Athanasios Orphanides said he will begin teaching at MIT Sloan School of Management later this year.

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