Computer-generated risk assessments are increasingly common in US courtrooms. Black defendants are much more likely to be pegged "higher risk," regardless of other factors.
William Rivers Pitt of Truthout: Donald Trump dredged up the Clinton-era Vince Foster conspiracy theory and threw it against the wall like the rancid viscera of old roadkill.
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Simon Johnson, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and a member of the CBO’s Panel of Economic Advisers. He is a co-founder of The Baseline Scenario.