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Joe Flood

Joe Flood appears in the following:

Two Cautionary Data Tales

Friday, June 29, 2012

Data doesn’t always expose and explain, it can also lead us astray. OTM producer Jamie York looks at two time in the recent past when an overreliance on data has had disastrous consequences. Joe Flood, author of The Fires and Dennis Smith, author and veteran firefighter tell the story of the RAND Corporation and the fires in the Bronx in the 1970’s.  And Scott Patterson, author of The Quants and Michael Lewis, author of The Big Short, explain how math and science whiz kids nearly destroyed Wall Street.

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Closing Firehouses

Monday, June 06, 2011

Joe Flood, author of The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New York City-and Determined the Future of Cities, discusses how the city chose which firehouses to close, and the budget pressures and battles over the FDNY.

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Bloomberg's Pension End-Around

Thursday, March 17, 2011

WNYC
As anyone with a 401(k) knows, how much money you're going to have to put into your retirement and how much money you're going to have when you retire is so dependent on your rate of return and how well your investments do. If the current system as it goes right now continues, you know, the city is currently seriously underfunded in its pension fund liabilities and unless either of those rates of return improve or if the city starts putting more tax payer money into the system it's going to be very costly to fund these pension fund liabilities.

— Joe Flood, editor-at-large of aiCIO Magazine on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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All About Pensions: Investing the Public Funds

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The History of Fire Cuts

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Joe Flood, journalist and author of the new book The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New York City-and Determined the Future of Cities, talks about the recent cuts to the FDNY and provides some historical context on how New York has budgeted for firefighting.

 

The Fires: How a computer formula, big ideas, and the best of intentions burned down New York City -  

   and determined the future of cities 

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