Free and fair elections are vital to a well-functioning democracy, but in the United States, casting a ballot costs some voters significantly more time than others.
The most influential rating system rests on some faulty calculations, affecting millions of people and billions of dollars.
Residents of entirely black neighborhoods waited 29 percent longer to vote and were 74 percent more likely to spend more than 30 minutes.
The US and European central banks thought they could manage their economies by bringing their secretive plans for interest-rate regulation into the light. But they didn’t account for an unreceptive public.
While test results are generally trustworthy, experts’ forecasts and predictions are not.