Sunday, February 8, 2009

Don't miss Kristof's "Mistresses of the Universe" column

There he argues that Wall Street (and therefore the nation!) would be much better off with more women. Here's a brief excerpt:

Wall Street is one of the most male-dominated bastions in the business world; senior staff meetings resemble a urologist’s waiting room. Aside from issues of fairness, there’s evidence that the result is second-rate decision-making.

“There seems to be a strong consensus that diverse groups perform better at problem solving” than homogeneous groups, Lu Hong and Scott E. Page wrote in The Journal of Economic Theory, summarizing the research in the field.
Read the entire column to learn more about some of the interesting physiological evidence that supports the argument.

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