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Friday, February 13, 2009

Information Technology and Economic Security

One more at TPMCafe Book Club's discussion of Eric Rauchway's book, The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short Introduction:

Information Technology and Economic Security, by Mark Thoma: Eric asks a good question:

As the New Deal abetted America's move from the countryside to the city, it also saved memories of the ways of life lost.

Are we truly in a similar transition now -- to a post-suburban world, to a post-paper world? What folkways do we want documented?

I don't think we fully understand or appreciate the social, economic, and political changes the information revolution revolution will bring. I will leave it to the historians to document these changes, and I'll talk briefly instead about how the advance of information and other technology will impact -- has already impacted -- our economic security. [...continue reading...]

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    Posted by on Friday, February 13, 2009 at 03:24 PM in Economics, Social Insurance, Technology | Permalink  TrackBack (0)  Comments (19)


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