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James Suroweicki and 'The Wisdom of Crowds'

In his book The Wisdom of Crowds, James Suroweicki favorably compares the judgment of the group with the brilliance of lone genius. The New Yorker writer explores his theories with NPR's Scott Simon, aided by tourists at New York City's Grand Central Station.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.