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The Death of Adulthood

October 22, 2014

This article on the end of adulthood, young adult fiction, television and more prompted a lot of interest. What does it say about our culture and its future?

Vintage Dust Jackets

October 22, 2014

Here’s some aesthetically pleasing stuff. Good for a drizzly midweek afternoon.

25 is the new 21

October 21, 2014

Changing patterns in maturity. Children are increasingly likely to depend on parents for support much longer. For obvious reasons.

Online Images

October 20, 2014

This was cool news. Millions of public domain images put on the web.

Untranslatable words

October 20, 2014

I have to admit I’m a sucker for lists like this. Here’s an example: I have some friends who are frioleros. You’ll have to look to see what I mean. Here’s a hint. I used to live in Minneapolis.

Childhood memories

October 20, 2014

A friend recently posted about an event remembering an old host of a horror movie show in the Detroit area. I grew up watching the show, and remember being terrified as my good friend and I watched the show in the dark basement. Childhood memories…

sir graves

For my son, the economist

October 19, 2014

I think I actually emailed them to him, but these quotations make me smile. For a taste, here’s the first one:

The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.

― Joan Robinson

Questioning the Nudge

October 4, 2014

There is something alluring about the idea of the nudge, though I have been skeptical about it’s reach (how many things really work in nudge-friendly ways) and sometimes about the implicit coercion in its approach (I’m not sure it’s ethically neutral, at least in every setting). Here’s a challenge to the concept’s central conceit: what if the nudgers aren’t actually more rational (at least in the deepest sense)?

Philosopher Insults

October 4, 2014

I just found these insults interesting and fun.

The Left and Climate

October 3, 2014

An interesting, left-leaning response to Naomi Klein’s latest. Here’s a snippet.

But her uninformed, dogmatic treatment of the substance of that problem, so typical of the Left’s approach, generates only confusion and misdirection.



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