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"Dataphobia chills them to the bone, I suspect because they hope to undermine not only some truths but all truth. David Roberts at Vox has written about what he calls an epistemic crisis in America, the idea that certain rulers and rich people hope to take away the basic idea of knowledge. If nobody can know anything, why bother to try to regulate anything? It’s government-by-ignorance—a shrugocracy."
(Wired, mass-shootings-climate-discrimination-why-governments-fear-of-data-threatens-us-all)
by cinf April 20, 2018
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