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

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9780674368279

Harvard University Press, 2015. 320 pages.

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

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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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Introduction—The Need to Know

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

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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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189

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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