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  • New article: Why is the digital economy so unequal?

    New article on the Palgrave Macmillan author insights page, taking on the question: Why is the Digital Economy so Unequal? Enjoy and share!

  • Free sample chapter through October 23rd: Sharing economy case study

    Through October 23rd 2018, Palgrave Macmillian is offering Chapter 8 of the book as a free download. Technology and Inequality Case Study: The Sharing Economy Enjoy it while it’s here!

  • Video from the Clarkson U. talk

    Video from the Clarkson U. talk

    A video from the Clarkson University “Ignite” speaker series. Created by Codegena.

  • New article at IAI news

    An article on the tech industry and wealth inequality based on the book recently appeared on the British current affairs site IAI news. Short link here: https://t.co/2WR0unzQlE The article, part of a special issue entitled “Don’t Be Evil: Should we fear the growing influence of the tech giants?“, is another take on the argument that…

  • Digital markets: Can traditional companies ‘fight back’?

    Digital markets: Can traditional companies ‘fight back’?

    Digital markets seem different from traditional markets. A technology company with a platform that sits between buyers and sellers has a number of uniquely powerful advantages. The advantages we discuss in the book include: the possession of highly detailed, unique data about buyers and sellers, the ability to experiment constantly with offerings that will produce…

  • Upcoming speaking event: Bank of Canada

    Upcoming speaking event: Bank of Canada

    The author of Technology and Inequality, J.P. Allen, will be speaking at the Bank of Canada’s “Conference on Digitalization and the Economy” in Ottawa, Canada on September 7th. JP says: I’ll be sharing my insights from the book about digital technology and increasing inequality, as well as the search for solutions. As an outside observer, I…

  • Algorithms and inequality

    Algorithms and inequality

    It’s becoming less of a secret that secretive computer algorithms are affecting our lives. As summarized in a recent Guardian article, algorithms are being associated with (or blamed for) racially biased search results, disastrous financial decisions during the 2008 crisis, and mass surveillance of civilian populations. The hidden nature of algorithms also enables flat-out illegal…

  • The book is out!

    The book is out!

    We’re excited to announce that the new book Technology and Inequality: Concentrated Wealth in a Digital World, published by Palgrave Macmillan, has been released. Why is an increasingly digital world becoming such an unequal one? And what can be done about it? This book tries to find new answers by looking at the wealth created,…

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