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The Anti-Moneyball Election

In 2003, when Michael Lewis published “Moneyball,” his book about the ingenious, shoestring operations of the Oakland Athletics and their supremo Billy Beane, he gave the culture a way of describing a certain kind of insurrection, in which outsiders deploy the clean weapons of data and analysis to expose the biases of insiders, and improve upon the bad decisions that the insiders have made.

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