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  1. 2 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Izzat a loosend Lester Holt behind that martini?

  2. 3 days ago on Non Sequitur

    As in this venue, when employed in argument, it is always out of its field — just as its employer is.

  3. 3 days ago on Non Sequitur

    If oxygen supplied, he’s also pretty good to go through the year be those female ginkgo trees.

  4. 4 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Interesting, in light of cooks in fanciful TV westerns being portrayed as stooges.

  5. 5 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Nice play.

  6. 10 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Sorta good to see that drollery is not dead around here.

  7. 11 days ago on Non Sequitur

    I did not personally read the book, I just began by quoting someone whose insight I usually trust.

    To your “Social media’s dysfunction may merely be a reflection of our society being unfit for human flourishing”:

    I believe the focus, concern and thesis of the book’s study is that it is our YOUTH who are becoming increasingly dysfunctional.

  8. 11 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at the New York University Stern School of Business.

    He sees causation. Take it up with him.

    The book was published March 26, 2024.

    “[An] important new book…The shift in kids’ energy and attention from the physical world to the virtual one, Haidt shows, has been catastrophic, especially for girls.” —Michelle Goldberg, The New York Times

  9. 11 days ago on Non Sequitur

    A bit more complex than that.

    Grandfather and his kind came to this country to do just that.

    One could conclude that it is the “quality of society” that it is the determinative factor.

    (In grandad’s case it was Eastern Europe vs. U.S. of A.; for the current undocumented, it is ours vs. south of our border.)

  10. 11 days ago on Non Sequitur

    “The social psychologist Jonathan Haidt notes in his new book, ‘The Anxious Generation’ that there is a striking correlation between the birth of social media and the iPhone around 10 to 15 years ago and a long list of psychological and social pathologies among adolescents, from sleep deprivation to suicide.” (Bret Stephens)

    Through coming generations, the tech-savvy but addled will be needing psychologists more and more while those in the “handy” trades like plumbing will be able to name their price.