Category :Technology and Inequality

In 2015, the United Nations adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and protect our planet. For many centuries, individuals and small firms had made and distributed basic commodities such as food and clothing.They accumulated profits by keeping whatever remained after they had paid for their expenses. In the nineteenth century,..

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by Peter Senker and Erika Cudworth This paper draws on: Erika Cudworth, Peter Senker , and Kathy Walker,(editors) ( 2013) Technology, Society and Inequality: New Horizons and Contested Futures, New York, Peter Lang. ABSTRACT Dysfunctional innovation is increasingly pervasive worldwide . It sustains economic and social inequality rather than stimulating economic growth. For example, ICTs..

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ABSTRACT Over the last 250 years, capitalism has been responsible for rapid economic growth and technological change in many countries. As Schumpeter suggested, the capitalist process progressively raised the standard of life of the masses. The consequent increase in production of an ever-changing and expanding range of products and services lifted hundreds of millions of..

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The Net Delusion provides extensive evidence to refute the myth of technological determinism – specifically the myth that technology can solve enormous political problems.The myth that the internet will liberate the world is typical of the dreams of utopia that have accompanied the initial diffusion of many radical technologies over the past 150 years. The..

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Tim Wu: The Master Switch Wu believes that we need to understand the past if we are to anticipate  the future.  He is surely right to claim that to understand how the use of current information technologies is likely to develop – in particular, the internet. It is necessary to understand the historical patterns of development..