Internet as wage leveler

Carl Remick carlremick at
Fri Aug 18 13:04:43 PDT 2000

The Economist's cover story this week focuses on the failed promises of the Internet but offers this upbeat observation: "Even inequality may, in some cases, be reduced thanks to the Internet. A computer programmer in Bangalore or Siberia can use the Internet to work for a software company in Seattle without leaving home, and can expect to be paid a wage that is closer to that of his virtual colleagues at the other end of the cable."

I love the automatic assumption that wages will level up, not down.

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