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What is worth measuring

What is worth measuring? Is what we’re measuring worth measuring, or just easier to measure?

Historian and author Jerry Muller of Catholic University talks about his latest book, The Tyranny of Metrics, with EconTalk podcast host Russ Roberts.

Muller argues that public policy and management are overly focused on measurable outcomes as a measure of success. This leads to organizations and agencies over-focusing on metrics rather than their broader mission. The conversation includes applications to education, crime, and health care.

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Well worth listening to.

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