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Technofatalism and the future--is a world without Foxconn even possible?

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Hughes, B. (2016). Technofatalism and the future--is a world without Foxconn even possible?. In Hughes, B. The Bleeding Edge: Why Technology Turns Toxic in an Unequal World. New Internationalist, pp. 15-45

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The frequent claim that inequality promotes accumulation and growth does not get much support from history. On the contrary, great economic inequality has always been correlated with extreme concentration of political power, and that power has always been used to widen the income gaps through rent-seeking and rent-keeping, forces that demonstrably retard economic growth.

citation: "Measuring Ancient Inequality" (a paper)

—p.17 by Branko Milanović 1 year ago

The frequent claim that inequality promotes accumulation and growth does not get much support from history. On the contrary, great economic inequality has always been correlated with extreme concentration of political power, and that power has always been used to widen the income gaps through rent-seeking and rent-keeping, forces that demonstrably retard economic growth.

citation: "Measuring Ancient Inequality" (a paper)

—p.17 by Branko Milanović 1 year ago
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A key part of any Utopian project should be to discuss widely and think deeply about the human natures we want to have and the ones we do not want to have, and to devise the kinds of social arrangements that will support and reward those characteristics.

—p.24 by Bob Hughes 1 year ago

A key part of any Utopian project should be to discuss widely and think deeply about the human natures we want to have and the ones we do not want to have, and to devise the kinds of social arrangements that will support and reward those characteristics.

—p.24 by Bob Hughes 1 year ago

(verb) to give a false impression of / (verb) to present an appearance not in agreement with / (verb) to show (something) to be false or wrong / (verb) to run counter to; contradict / (verb) disguise

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The notion that computers demonstrate capitalism's creativity is finally belied by the computer's history.

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1 year ago

The notion that computers demonstrate capitalism's creativity is finally belied by the computer's history.

—p.37 default author
notable
1 year ago