June 27, 2022
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with journalist and mathematician CATHY O’NEIL. She received her PhD in mathematics from Harvard University and has worked in finance, tech, and academia. Her new book addresses shame in our wired culture and how diet companies, cosmetic businesses, and especially internet giants like Facebook and Instagram thrive on our outrage and shaming. Cathy O’Neil’s new book is THE SHAME MACHINE: WHO PROFITS IN THE NEW AGE OF HUMILIATION.