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The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information

Pasquale, F. (2015). The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information. Harvard University Press.


Harvard University Press, 2015. 320 pages.

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p.211
bien pensant »
(foreign term) right-minded; one who holds orthod…
p.72
desuetude »
(noun) discontinuance from use or exercise; disuse
p.13
vitiate »
(verb) to make faulty or defective; impair / (ver…
p.211
the relationship between finance and the economy
“Leaving it to the finance experts” is a recipe f…
p.199
what are these salaries for?
[...] Above all, what are these giant salaries an…
p.196
meekly submitting to technolibertarianism
It is not helpful to have politicians across the …
p.191
credit and austerity
The importance of credit reputation grows as publ…
p.187
playing catch-up
[...] Playing catch-up with the banks and the sco…

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1. Introduction—The Need to Know

ways of achieving opacity: “real” (technical) secrecy, legal (regulatory) secrecy, and obfuscation

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Introduction—The Need to Know

ways of achieving opacity: “real” (technical) secrecy, legal (regulatory) secrecy, and obfuscation

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6. Toward an Intelligible Society

  • cites the benefit of a UBI-type system (which I assume to be a stand-in for a better social safety net in general) which would reduce need to worry about copyright infringement. seems like he tones down his arg a bit to make it more palatable
  • suggests public alternatives to: credit scores; Library of Congress should be scanning books; post office banking
  • offers an unexpected but not altogether terrible hayekian critique of finance firms (basically it's akin to state central planning)
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Toward an Intelligible Society

  • cites the benefit of a UBI-type system (which I assume to be a stand-in for a better social safety net in general) which would reduce need to worry about copyright infringement. seems like he tones down his arg a bit to make it more palatable
  • suggests public alternatives to: credit scores; Library of Congress should be scanning books; post office banking
  • offers an unexpected but not altogether terrible hayekian critique of finance firms (basically it's akin to state central planning)
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