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The Vagina Dispatches (must watch video) Massive Yahoo data breach Gaming the Mayo markets Big data meets insurance, there’s an explosion Wells Fargo employees were fired for whistleblowing L…
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I haven’t been posting too often, in part because I’ve been traveling a lot on book tour, and also because I’ve been writing for other things and interviewing quite a bit. Today I…
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I don’t know about you, but every time I go into the bathroom at Penn Station I cry a little bit. That’s because I remember the 1980’s version of them, and believe you me, they …
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One of the best things about having my book out (finally!) is that once people read it, or hear interviews or read blogs about it, they sometimes sending me more examples of creepy models. I have t…
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We discussed my new book, Weapons of Math Destruction, on my Slate Money podcast this week. Take a listen!
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I’ll be live on the Brian Lehrer Show today around 11:15am, talking about my book, maybe with live callers! You can listen to it at 93.9 if you’re in the New York City area, and you can…
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I’m flying to London Sunday night to conduct my UK book tour. Here’s the schedule so far: Cambridge University Date: Tuesday, September 27th Time: 12:30pm Place: Faculty of Education, 1…
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This article about recidivism risk algorithms in use in Philadelphia really bothers me (hat tip Meredith Broussard). Here’s the excerpt that gets my goat: “As a Black male,” Cobb asked Penn s…
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It’s been an amazing two weeks – or actually, holy crap, only 10 days – since my book launched. I found out two days ago that my book made it onto the Longlist for the National Bo…
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I’ll be giving a version of my book talk at the Alt Banking meeting today. Please come! Here are the deets: When: 2-3pm today Where: Room 409 of the International Affairs Building, 118th and …
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Have you heard of the most recent outrage committed by a bank? Wells Fargo just got fined a total of $185 million for corrupt practices involving the accounts of depositors. Specifically, a bunch o…
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The reviews are coming in of my new book, Weapons of Math Destruction (also available as an audiobook, which I read myself! (clip here)). Here are some of them: Weapons of Math Destruction: invisib…
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