- Understanding large administrative data becomes better, faster, cheaper, etc.
- Social processes full of non-linearities, interactions, feedback
- Hinders transparency
- Mathematical models can have unintended consequences
April 28, 2016
Many, if not most, of the difficulties we experience in dealing with government agencies arise from the agencies being part of a fragmented and open political system… The central feature of the American constitutional system—the separation of powers—exacerbates many of these problems. The governments of the US were not designed to be efficient or powerful, but to be tolerable and malleable.
~ James Q. Wilson
It's better to solve the right problem approximately than to solve the wrong problem exactly
~ John Tukey