Sep 22, 2021 - 28 min
How can social scientists satisfy the growing public hunger for knowledge and accountability? "Indexes are informative, easy to digest, and remarkably well-suited for social-media sharing. At their best, they can actually be fun." How can we solve the biggest problems of today if we're not measuring them? Writing in Bloomberg, Tyler Cowen makes the case for why we should be quantifying social issues like loneliness and stress.
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