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Counting : how we use numbers to decide what matters

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"The best-selling author of Policy Paradox, a classic on politics, delivers a pathbreaking work on the simple act of counting. Early in her extraordinary career, Deborah Stone wrote Policy Paradox, a landmark work on politics. Now, in Counting, she revolutionizes how we approach numbers and shows how counting shapes the way we see the world. Most of us think of counting as a skill so basic that we see numbers as objective, indisputable facts. Not so, says Stone. In this playful-yet-probing work, Stone reveals the inescapable link between quantifying and classifying, and explains how counting determines almost every facet of our lives-from how we are evaluated at work to how our political opinions are polled to whether we get into college or even out of prison. But numbers, Stone insists, need not rule our lives. Especially in this age of big data, Stone's work is a pressing and spirited call to reclaim our authority over numbers, and to take responsibility for how we use them"--

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  • 4 of 6 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Chappaqua Library 001.42 STONE (Text)
Nonfiction
31005600056495
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Greenburgh Public Library 001.422 S (Text)
Fiction
31009154745537
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Larchmont Public Library 001.422 S (Text)
Nonfiction
31014152879502
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Scarsdale Public Library 001.42 S (Text)
New Book
31029154374203
Checked out
07/03/2021
White Plains Public Library 001.42 S (Text)
New Book
31544201066826
Checked out
06/29/2021
Yonkers Riverfront Library 001.42 S (Text)
Nonfiction
31035612054972
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