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42. The Tyranny of Metrics: A Historian Weighs In

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11/12/2018Michel AccadAnish Koka

Bureaucratic appeal to measurement as a check on personal judgment rules the medical field but also permeates our entire culture. Our guest is the author of a new book that comprehensively treats this unique phenomenon of modern life and brings a valuable historical perspective to the subject.

Jerry Z. Muller is Professor of History at Catholic University of America in Washington DC, where he served as Chairman of the department from 2009 to 2015. Professor Muller’s focus is on Modern European Intellectual History and History of Capitalism. His book, The Tyranny of Metrics, was published earlier this year by Princeton University Press.

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