Automating Inequality

automating inequality-how high-tech tools profile, police and punish the poor-Virginia Eubanks book cover

Virginia Eubanks

St. Martin’s Press

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US $26.99

In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile.

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