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The Resource Automating inequality : how high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor, Virginia Eubanks

Automating inequality : how high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor, Virginia Eubanks

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Automating inequality : how high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor
Title
Automating inequality
Title remainder
how high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Eubanks
Title variation
How high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The state of Indiana denied one million applications for health care, food stamps, and cash benefits in three years - because a new computer system interpreted any application mistake as "failure to cooperate." In Los Angeles, an algorithm calculates the comparative vulnerability of tens of thousands of homeless people in order to prioritize them for an inadequate pool of housing resources. In Pittsburgh, a child welfare agency uses a statistical model to try to predict which children might be future victims of abuse or neglect. Since the dawn of the digital age, decision making in finance, employment, politics, health care, and human services has undergone revolutionay change. Today, automated systems control which neighborhoods get policed, which families attain resources, and who is investigated for fraud. While we all live under this new regime of data, the most invasive and punitive systems are aimed at the poor. Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on economic inequality and democracy in America. Full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, this deeply researched and passionate book could not be timelier. --
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From dust jacket
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DLC
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1972-
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Eubanks, Virginia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Public welfare
  • Internet
  • Computers
  • Poverty
  • 86.78 information and communication law
  • COMPUTERS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Public welfare
  • Internet
  • Computers
  • Poverty
  • United States
  • Soziale Ungleichheit
  • Technische Innovation
  • United States
Label
Automating inequality : how high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor, Virginia Eubanks
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: red flags
  • From poorhouse to database
  • Automating eligibility in the heartland
  • High-tech homelessness in the City of Angels
  • The Allegheny algorithm
  • The digital poorhouse
  • Conclusion: dismantling the digital poorhouse
Control code
1013516195
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781466885967
Lccn
2017036194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 505, 520
Other control number
  • 40027901725
  • 99977598098
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1013516195
Label
Automating inequality : how high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor, Virginia Eubanks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction: red flags
  • From poorhouse to database
  • Automating eligibility in the heartland
  • High-tech homelessness in the City of Angels
  • The Allegheny algorithm
  • The digital poorhouse
  • Conclusion: dismantling the digital poorhouse
Control code
1013516195
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781466885967
Lccn
2017036194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 505, 520
Other control number
  • 40027901725
  • 99977598098
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1013516195

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