The link between mass automation and microagressions

The changing competition between three dimensions of social status There has been a lot of talk over the past few years about how western culture is changing, especially amongst youth. Individuals are becoming measurably safer and more prosperous physically yet more distressed psychologically. Our interpersonal interactions are also showing some paradoxical trends.  In the physical…

Links: Professional vagabonds, why no children?

From Matt: ‘Shallow, selfish, and self-absorbed‘ (Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic): Despite its tongue-in-cheek-title, this article – drawing on a recent book by a similar name – provides an interesting take on why more and more people these days, women in particular, are choosing to not have kids. The article’s (and book’s) objective was to remove some of…

Links that made us think: Broadening ambition, #RaceTogether, when technology makes laws obsolete

From Matt: Best Laid Plans: When career ambitions break up a marriage (Jessica Grose, Slate): Slate is running a very interesting interview series on how people make career decisions, and how life sometimes gets in the way. This particular article follows a young married couple, Caitlin and Stephen, who have recently separated. To very briefly summarize: Stephen is a teaching…