Competition, Coordination and Diversity

Competition, Coordination and Diversity

From the Firm to Economic Integration

New Thinking in Political Economy series

Pascal Salin

Competition, or the freedom to enter into a market, contributes greatly to the differentiation of human activities and therefore to economic progress. This fascinating book highlights the similarities between human systems at both the micro and macro level, and demonstrates how competition can positively affect the economic workings of firms and countries.

Chapter 15: The digital divide: policy or competition

Pascal Salin

Subjects: economics and finance, austrian economics


When mentioning “digital divide” one means that there is an unequal access to digital techniques. The gap may exist between individuals belonging to different categories of persons in one nation, or it may exist between different nations, more precisely developed and less developed countries. The gap in the access to digital techniques and the internet may concern the equipment (the existence of networks, the ownership of computers, and so on), the access to software programs or the ability to get the necessary training to use digital techniques.

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