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?
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Here’s some aesthetically pleasing stuff. Good for a drizzly midweek afternoon.
Changing patterns in maturity. Children are increasingly likely to depend on parents for support much longer. For obvious reasons.
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)?