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Missed Information: Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future

David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin


Missed Information explores three themes about information and modern society: (1) We are neglecting information. Even in our Information Age, we pay more attention to information technology -- the means of storing, moving, protecting information -- than to information itself. "Information" is still the thing we get about other subjects, but rarely is the subject in its own right. (2) Information, on its own, is a powerful agent of change.The old adage, "Information is power", has never been more true. Neglecting information quality can lead to system collapse, as happened in the Soviet Union ... More

Keywords: Information, Sustainability, Transparency, Secrecy, Information Economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262034920
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Sarokin, author
Environmental Protection Agency

Jay Schulkin, author
Georgetown University