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By Raphael Sassower

This e-book explores electronic applied sciences from a particular postmodern standpoint. opposite to universal trust, Sassower argues that electronic applied sciences have allowed for the centralization of financial energy. extra, the place new electronic units supply the aptitude to specific freedom and convey approximately revolutions in addition they permit for expanding probabilities for surveillance of voters. The electronic age and the present country of the worldwide political economic climate are consequently associated and targeting the promise of latest applied sciences with no finding them of their political constructions and associations or fiscal realities may be deceptive and hazardous.

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Perhaps the lessons of such failures have to do with our misguided approach that refuses on ideological grounds to appeal to a full-fledged coordinated planning that is not limited to self-policing military stability. This holistic approach also accounts for the inherent disadvantages some countries have in comparison to others, with an eye to eliminating as many as possible pockets of poverty. Global discrepancies may be justified by those who have an ideological commitment to social-­Darwinism (where the unit of analysis is a state), judging poor economies in terms of personal laziness and institutional corruption.

Digital technologies seem to foster decentralization but paradoxically permit greater concentration of resources and power in the hands of the few, while encouraging a culture of distraction. The implication for the global proliferation of these technologies is greater wealth but one that cannot overcome global pockets of poverty. Sassower, Raphael. Digital Exposure: Postmodern Postcapitalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 1057/9781137312402. com - Trial Access - PalgraveConnect - 2013-11-01 2 20 Digital Exposure From marketing to sales, from access to financial data to online trading, one of the central pitches for the proliferation of digital technologies has been the idea that only they can revitalize the ideals of capitalism.

As expected, among the six sectors were large wholesalers and retailers, distributors, and IT companies. Oddly, health care providers, from insurance companies to hospitals, as well as the banking industry, didn’t see much bottom-line impact because of this digital revolution. This is not to say that future developments will not enhance productivity in all of the economy’s sectors, but only to suggest that a digital revolution in itself doesn’t inevitably bring about greater efficiency to corporate America.

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