… the way what can be measured always takes precedence over what cannot: private profit over public good; speed and efficiency over enjoyment and quality; the utilitarian over the mysteries and meanings that are of greater use to our survival and to more than our survival, to lives that have some purpose and value that survive beyond us to make a civilization worth having.
— An argument against data journalism, or “the tyranny of the quantifiable” from Rebecca Solnit’s new book Men Explain Things to Me.