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Matthew B. Crawford

Matthew B. Crawford is a senior fellow at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. His most recent book is The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015).
Articles by Matthew B. Crawford

Algorithmic Governance and Political Legitimacy

In ever more areas of life, algorithms are coming to substitute for judgment exercised by identifiable human beings who can be held to account. The rationale offered is that automated decision-making will be more reliable. But a further attraction is that it serves to insulate various forms of power from popular pressures. Our readiness to…

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