D&S fellow Martha Poon was quoted in this Slate piece discussing credit scores.
Two decades ago, barely anyone outside the lending industry had even heard of a credit score. How did we come to define ourselves by this mysterious number? Well, it helps to think of our credit score obsession as the end result of an epic sell job. As Martha Poon, a fellow at New York think tank Data & Society, dryly puts it, “There’s been a long and active campaign to make us aware of these scores.”