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Weapons of Math Destruction (First Year Reading Pick, 2021)

A guide to the 2021 First Year Read pick, Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil.

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality And Threatens Democracy

Cathy O'Neil

2021 First Year Reading Selection


Welcome to the resource guide for the First Year Read's 2021 pick, Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil, created by librarians Courtney Walsh and Vicky Ludas Orlofsky.

If you have any questions regarding the First Year Reading Program, please contact Chris Shemanski, Associate Director of the Office of Undergraduate Student Life (

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