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Technological development often ends up increasing the gap between the rich and the poor. Do you agree? Provide clear arguments to support your position.

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  • Submitted: 19/06/2006
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University Degree UK Government & Parliamentary Studies

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TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

ENG2002

ASSIGNMENT 1

Mark Santoro

0050015258

Question 1

Technological development often ends up increasing the gap between the rich and the poor. Do you agree? Provide clear arguments to support your position.

Technology, it fascinates me, so I'm all for technological development, it has contributed significantly to the development of the world, but there is a down side, it always expands the gap between rich and poor.

This is because technology needs strong economic power to develop it, and highly trained people who are the result of an expensive education and the cylce continues.

The Human Development Report of UNDP warns us of the widening income gap between rich and poor. In 1960, the ratio between the earnings of the top 20% and the bottom 20% was 30:1. By 1990 this had risen to 61:1, and by 1997 to 74:1. So either the rich are getter richer or the poor are getting poorer. This is all due to technolocal development, how you say?

Well take Africa as an example it is the worlds richest continent in terms of natural resources.

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