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Last year I had the chance to meet “rational optimist” Matt Ridley at a conference in Ojai, CA, and enjoyed a couple of brief conversations with this engaging evolutionary thinker.
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Anyone who feels similarly will enjoy Tyler Cowen’s blog, Marginal Revolution. Cowen is an economist at George Mason University, but he is more than that. He is also a fascinating public intellectual with a lot to say about American and global culture.
Here are NYU scholar Jonathan Haidt and NY Times columnist Frank Bruni speaking about the issue on Charlie Rose. Lots of great points made in this one, but Bruni’s “helicopter parent producing a bubble-wrapped kid” might be one of the best.
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