Something that's actually good

Revisiting John Thackara's great rejoinder to the insurance industry on why trust is not an algorithm:

"My biggest concern with Big Data is the prospect that they will give managers and policy makers a sense of being in control when such confidence is not justified...[Big Data] capture information about transactions in the formal economy where they are most easily monitored. This focus obscures most of the world’s economic activity, which is informal."

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