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SBE 2020: Submission Detail

ID Number: 61
Title: Comments on grand challenges
Lead Author: Baron, J
Abstract: The judgments and decisions of citizens in democracies affect long-term outcomes. Democratic governments seem unable to cope adequately with long-term and international problems, and even some local problems. I suggest that studies of citizens' judgments could help. Likewise studies of ways institutions could help citizens express judgments that were more helpful. I also discuss the general problems of funding research in relevant areas. I argue for funding more investigators, with less money for each. To some extent, the idea of picking winners may push us in the opposite direction.
PDF: Baron_J_61.pdf

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