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November/December 2010

Can Technology End Poverty?

In the forum, Kentaro Toyoma asks: can technology end poverty?; Nicholas Negroponte, Dean Karlan, Ignacio Mas, Archon Fung, and others respond. Plus, Onnesha Roychoudhuri on Amazon’s domination of book culture; Roger Boylan on Mark Twain’s Autobiography, and more.

 

 

Forum 

Can Technology End Poverty?

Kentaro Toyama — with responses from:

NICHOLAS NEGROPONTE, DEAN KARLAN, IGNACIO MAS, NATHAN EAGLE, JENNY C. AKER, CHRISTINE ZHENWEI QIANG, EVGENY MOROZOV, AND ARCHON FUNG.


Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Foundations

State of the Nation: Urban Legends
William Rankin
Dispatch: Sturdy Green Thread
Sara Irani
The Miners: Kept Underground in Evin Prison
Sara Irani
Dispatch: Iraq’s Lost Generation
Nir Rosen
Dispatch: The Worst of the Worst
Lance Tapley
Dispatch: Making Muslim Democracies
Jan-Werner Müller
Dispatch: Books After Amazon

Onnesha Roychoudhuri

Karlan’s Court: Acting Out
Pamela S. Karlan
Midterm Postmortem
Eric McGhee, Brendan Nyhan, John Sides
The Deficit Commission’s Parallel Universe
Dean Baker

Books & Ideas

Suppose You’re an Idiot
Roger Boylan
A Question of Character: Claude S. Fischer’s Made in America
David M. Kennedy

 

Fiction

Hitting Budapest
NoViolet Bulawayo

On Film

All Of Humanity: King Lear On Screen<
Alan A. Stone

 

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