Jerold Irwin "Jerry" Mander (born May 1, 1936) is an American writer and activist, whose best known work is Four Good Reasons to Eliminate Television, an essay that questions television as a technology, regardless of content Audiovisuals issued. Subsequently, he wrote In Absence of the Sacred. The failure of technology and the survival of the Indian nations in which it extends its analysis to the rest of modern technologies and affirms its lack of objectivity. His criticism of technology has led him to be described as Luddite or Neoludite. His most recent book, The Capitalism Papers (2012), deals with the social and ecological contradictions of the current economic system.