Tony Ngon: Corporate Use of Technology

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  • More explicitly to create injustices.
  • Tony Ngon: Corporate Use of Technology

    1. 1. Anthon Ngon – JUS494
    2. 2. <ul><li>To Find a link between technology and corporate exploitation </li></ul><ul><li>How technology is or is not responsible for inequality </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>“ A business entity that is given many of the same legal rights as an actual person. “ </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Link </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Obfuscation of human rights violations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweatshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveillance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relocation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Actors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marka Hansen – President, Gap North America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subcontractors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Law Enforcement </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Assembly Lines </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less skilled labor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disposable workers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dehumanization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taylorism, efficiency, outputs & flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perception management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Market without borders </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Worker competition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Global authority </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Externalities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cars and the environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste dumping </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Natural Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determining prices </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Incentives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No accountability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits the wealthy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Politically engaged </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Policies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Trade Zones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax immunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bottom Line </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Generate profits </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Technology itself is not to blame </li></ul><ul><li>Supports the concept of technology as objective </li></ul><ul><li>Actors create the inequality </li></ul><ul><li>Technology allows a marketplace of ideas and promotes connection, education, and exposure. </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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