Power and Progress

Author(s): Simon Johnson, Daron Acemoglu
Publication Number: ECES-SB240
Issued in: 2023


A bold new interpretation of why technology has all too often benefited elites – and how we must reshape the path of innovation to create true shared prosperity.

A thousand years of history and contemporary evidence make one thing clear. Progress is not automatic but depends on the choices we make about technology. New ways of organizing production and communication can either serve the narrow interests of an elite or become the foundation for widespread prosperity.

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