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The article criticizes the philosophy of technological determinism with a focus on the relationship between technology and society as demonstrated by the impact of the innovations of the Industrial Revolution on the Bengal textile industry. U.S. government subsidies to vaccine manufacturers are contrasted to alleged decades of underinvestment in elder care and nursing homes as an example of the "sunk cost fallacy".


Jasanoff, Sheila. "The Dangerous Appeal of Tech." MIT Technology Review 124.4 (July/August 2021): 16-17.