As part of my application to the Hertie School of Governance’s MPP in Public Policy, I also applied to their Digital Governance Scholarship. I am proud to announce that I was successful in my application and I am a 2022 Hertie Digital Governance Scholar 🥳. Below is the essay I wrote for the application. It’s a thorny topic, regulation, and my thesis definitely is restrictive. Ultimately I think that regulation requires a push/pull from the private sector and the public sector, but that governance through law is imperative. Self-regulation is suitable in some situations, but not all. And, when it comes to the gig economy — labour law reform is also necessary.
Cathy O’Neils book is an overview of the math models that power algorithims, and how they can be used to perpuate inequality. I argue the book is best for the uninitiated.