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Credit Scores, Life Chances, and Algorithms

There’s a great article in The Nation this week about social media and ad hoc credit scoring. Can Facebook assign you a score you don’t know about but that determines … Continue reading

May 30, 2015 · 3 Comments

Profit, Poverty, and Policy: Going Back to California

I have a hankering for tying credentials to labor market processes and social policy. There, I said it. The cat is out of the bag. I’m just crazy enough to … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Them’s That Got Shall Have: Criminalizing Parents Who Steal Free Education

Every parent wants what is best for his or her children but only some parents are going to jail for trying to provide their kids with the best education money … Continue reading

October 14, 2012 · 5 Comments