Jonathan Haidt: Universities Are Digging Their Own Graves

  Jonathan Haidt: Universities Are Digging Their Own Graves Published On :-2017-April-2nd Link   Indepth Micro-aggression Wikipedia Link A microaggression is the casual degradation of any marginalized group. The term was coined by psychiatrist and Harvard University professor Chester M. Pierce in 1970 to describe insults and dismissals he regularly witnessed non-black Americans inflict on … Continue reading Jonathan Haidt: Universities Are Digging Their Own Graves

Jonathan Haidt

Background It always humbles me to see how far ahead so many of these guys really are. Profile   Quotes “If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between ‘for’ and ‘against’ is the mind’s worst disease.” Sent-ts’an, Buddhist, around c. 700 C.E.     Videos … Continue reading Jonathan Haidt

David Brooks – This Age of Wonkery

Background Newspaper Man, David Brooks, writes an article only he can write; as it takes not being solidly behind an Ideology.   Story   Link If you were a certain sort of ideas-oriented young person coming of age in the 20th century, it was very likely you would give yourself a label and join some … Continue reading David Brooks – This Age of Wonkery

Clay Shirky – Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away

  I really enjoyed this post by Clay Shirky.  Please see if you do, as well. https://medium.com/@cshirky/why-i-just-asked-my-students-to-put-their-laptops-away-7f5f7c50f368 I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist for the free culture movement, so I’m a pretty unlikely candidate for internet censor, but I have just asked the students in … Continue reading Clay Shirky – Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away