This recent installment of the MIT Sloan Experts Series featured Simon Johnson and Jonathan Gruber, co-authors of the new book, Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream. The authors make a compelling case for smart public investment in science and technology as the key to achieving a second golden age for the U.S. economy. Watch the video on YouTube here.
Johnson is the co-author of the bestsellers, 13 Bankers and White House Burning. Gruber served as a technical consultant to the Obama Administration and worked with both the Administration and Congress to help craft the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
In this segment of the program, MIT IDE Director, Erik Brynjolfsson, co-author of Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing our Digital Future, also appears on the program to discuss how America can regain its innovation mojo, reinvigorate private/public parnterships, and cultivate today’s newest general-purpose technologies.
*Originally broadcast on MIT Sloan Experts, April 3, 2019