Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hard problems in social science

A Harvard conference on "Hard problems in social science" just wrapped up, with voting on the most important and most difficult problems. The ran the poll on facebook with 10,000 people weighing in.

Frontrunners include:
  • World peace
  • Sustainable population growth
  • Collective decision making
  • Stable institutions
The pdf with survey results is here. Videos of speakers are here. Very interesting stuff

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