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Goodhart's Law and Data-Driven Decision Making

“Any observed statistical regularity will tend to collapse once pressure is placed upon it for control purposes.”

Educators are relying more and more on data to inform their work.  

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2001 | Landmark Case | Passive smoking

ON THIS DAY in 2001, Justice Peter McClellan of the Supreme Court of NSW delivered¬†Sharp v Stephen Guinery t/as Port Kembla Hotel and Port Kembla Rsl Club… 79 more words


Causation, Post 1

Causation. This is one of the central issues in discrimination law today. What kind of connection is an employee required to prove between a negative action and her protected trait? 129 more words


One cause, different effects

Often we behave as if we think that a cause can only have one effect, while in fact it can have many. The type of effect depends on what else there is, besides the cause. 190 more words


One effect, many causes

Typically there’s more than one cause for an effect. Even if one causal factor seems to have contributed in particular to a certain outcome, other factors were almost certainly involved. 326 more words


Is The Universe Predictable?

So, last time I came to the conclusion that whether reality is a fiction or not doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is that we are here, perceiving and experiencing this world. 1,290 more words