We Need More Babies
That and a couple of other things are what’s desperately need in the US right now. That, at least, is the provocative thesis of Lyman Stone on Vox: “More babies, more immigrants, more integration. This will yield an America that is larger, stronger, richer, more diverse, and more American than ever.” A great deal of the piece makes sense to me. It’s also the type of problem (especially the one in the title) that Galli Report readers, or their adult children, can do something about immediately, or at least in the next few months … (Hat tip to my wife).
It’s not news that technology has a dark side, but sometimes the specifics can be disturbing. For example, belief in algorithms to make us smarter and more efficient often only makes things worse. For example (this from a book review by Joseph Bottum of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor):
Then there’s the very culture of Silicon Valley, which is examined by Emily Chang in her new book Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley. Among the issues she raises is sexism and hedonism. Regarding the former (as summarized in this book review):
Regarding the latter (this from the book, as quoted in the review):
Friday, March 9, 2018
The Pope’s Report Card