The Tyranny of Metrics

By Jerry Z. Muller

How the obsession with quantifying human performance threatens our schools, medical care, businesses, and governmentToday, organizations of all kinds are ruled by the belief that the path to success is quantifying human performance, publicizing the results, and dividing up the rewards based on the numbers. But in our zeal to instill the evaluation …

Published date: January 1, 2017
Type: Books
Genre: Business, Finance, Nonfiction

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An 11h flight can be fun. I read the exciting book by historian Jerry Muller, which deals w/ 'The Tyranny of Metrics' & unintended consequences of incentives based on ever-increasing metric madness. Everyone should at least hear EconTalk Episode w/Muller.