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Big Tech Needs Big Government

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Paradigm-shifting technologies such as the jet engine, radar and even the internet are a result of the public investment in science and technology that began in 1940. MIT professor Simon Johnson – a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund – joins host Krys Boyd to make the case that this style of investment is once again needed to pump life into our economy. His new book, written with Jonathan Gruber, is called “Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream” (PublicAffairs).