Ranked: How Does Data Get Use, And Misused?

This is a subjective Ranked version of Intriguing Connections: How Does Data Get Use, And Misused?

This is a list about data.  Its use, misuse, and how it becomes interpreted.

Data, And Data's Limitations:

  1. Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History by Michel-Rolph Trouillot
  2. Transformative Experience by L. A. Paul


  1. Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal
  2. Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  3. Models.Behaving.Badly.: Why Confusing Illusion with Reality Can Lead to Disaster, on Wall Street and in Life by Emanuel Derman
  4. The Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update by Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jørgen Randers
  5. Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein
  6. Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans by Melanie Mitchell
  7. Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science by Peter Godfrey-Smith
  8. Mastering 'metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect by Joshua D. Angrist, Jörn-Steffen Pischke
  9. The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World by Charles C. Mann
  10. Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy by George Gilder
  11. The Secret Network of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things-- Stories from Science and Observation by Peter Wohlleben


  1. Science Fictions: The Epidemic of Fraud, Bias, Negligence and Hype in Science by Stuart Ritchie
  2. Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World by Bruce Schneier
  3. The Myth of Left and Right: How the Political Spectrum Misleads and Harms America by Verlan Lewis, Hyrum Lewis
  4. The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth by Jonathan Rauch
  5. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
  6. Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum
  7. Hybrid Warfare: The Russian Approach to Strategic Competition & Conventional Military Conflict by Curtis L. Fox
  8. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff