Thanks to Neal Young for pointing me to this article by Duncan Watts in Slate. Watts is associate professor of sociology at Columbia University and author of Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age. Based on his persuasive analyses of a recent Toyota crisis and Manhattan's recovery from 9/11, Watts argues that establishing a central controlling authority over America's intelligence agencies is counterproductive.
Here is the article:
What Toyota can teach the 9/11 commission about intelligence gathering.
By Duncan Watts
Posted Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at 11:30 AM PT