[FoRK] The Internet Is a Major Driver of the Growth of Cognitive Inequality

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Mon Feb 27 07:13:48 PST 2012


One man's income inequality is another man's economic freedom and mobility.

Greg

On 2/26/2012 10:06 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> http://motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/02/internet-major-driver-growth-cognitive-inequality
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>> Moral of the story: the internet makes dumb people dumber and smart
>> people smarter. If you don't know how to use it, or don't have the
>> background to ask the right questions, you'll end up with a head full
>> of nonsense. But if you do know how to use it, it's an endless wealth
>> of information. Just as globalization and de-unionization have been
>> major drivers of the growth of income inequality over the past few
>> decades, the internet is now a major driver of the growth of cognitive
>> inequality. Caveat emptor.
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