Has the very growth that made us so wealthy ended up weakening the incentives to grow further? Have the specific nature of many of our innovations drawn us away from productive work and human capital investment?
The Internet doesn’t dissolve common culture. Rather, it enables the proliferation of viral content that penetrates our attempts to isolate ourselves. As a result, we have more common culture than ever before.
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