Changing patterns in maturity. Children are increasingly likely to depend on parents for support much longer. For obvious reasons.
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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.
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
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)?
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.
John Wright on writing and the book of gold. It almost inspires me to write! And a reminder that the validation of writing is not always as straightforward as we imagine.