Straightforward and important article. I recommend it!
is an essay from The Wall Street Journal by Professor Jerry Muller, adapted from his new book, The Tyranny of Metrics.
With measurement as with everything else, recognizing limits is often the beginning of wisdom. Not all problems are soluble, and even fewer are soluble by metrics. It’s not true, as too many people now believe, that everything can be improved by measurement, or that everything that can be measured can be improved.