In the process of some serious time-wasting on the Internet tonight, I ran across two very interesting articles.
This article from the New York Times is a fascinating editorial from a professor at George Mason University. In it, he suggests that technological innovation is plateauing, and that this phenomenon is largely to blame for economic stagnation. He goes on to talk about how we’d better get used to a “stagnated economy.”
The second article is a book review from Slate. It looks like a good read (especially for a new father of a daughter!) and calls into question the ideas of beauty, sexuality, and worth. It seems to affirm some of my own thoughts on the matter.