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Public Confidence

Big Data, Thick Descrption and Political Expediency

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Paul Stoller

President Obama and leaders of large orgnaizations are trapped under ever-increasing piles of Big Data, which means they have little knowledge of what's happening on the ground. Using Big Data protocols, metrics and algorithms, they tend to make decisions in isolation of experiential context.

Mike Bloomberg for Treasury Secretary

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Naming Bloomberg Treasury secretary would be a bold move by Obama to seek a post-partisan truce against gridlock in Washington and to escalate an urgent bid to create jobs, revitalize housing and revive the economy.