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Inequality in Australia: four ways technology is creating a new divide

8 May 2018

How we analyse and talk about inequality reveals as much about ourselves as it does the state of the world.

In the Committee for Economic Development of Australia's (CEDA) latest research report, How Unequal? Insights on Inequality, Nicholas Rohde and Lars Osberg argue that different approaches to measuring inequality can lead to different views on its level and extent.

However, I'm certain of one thing: In order to appreciate the future evolution of inequality in Australia, we need to be equally conscious of the political nature of emerging technologies, given that we are currently using them to reshape entire industries, transform labour markets and change the way we relate to one another — and even see ourselves as human beings.

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