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The Promise Of Access: Technology, Inequality, And The Political Economy Of Hope
 Author: Daniel Greene  Category: Ethics, Public Policy, Surveillance  Publisher: MIT Press  Published: 2021  ISBN: 9780262542333  Pages: 272 Buy/Download
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Why simple technological solutions to complex social issues continue to appeal to politicians and professionals who should (and often do) know better.

Why do we keep trying to solve poverty with technology? What makes us feel that we need to learn to code–or else? In The Promise of Access, Daniel Greene argues that the problem of poverty became a problem of technology in order to manage the contradictions of a changing economy. Greene shows how the digital divide emerged as a policy problem and why simple technological solutions to complex social issues continue to appeal to politicians and professionals who should (and often do) know better.