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

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 07:17:03 PST 2012


Or both are just mutually independent fact.

On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org>wrote:

> One man's income inequality is another man's economic freedom and mobility.
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> Greg
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> On 2/26/2012 10:06 PM, Stephen Williams wrote:
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>> http://motherjones.com/kevin-**drum/2012/02/internet-major-**
>> driver-growth-cognitive-**inequality<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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