Arguably Facebook is making it too easy for us to be superficially sociable, at the expense of deeper social cultural context. That’s hard to prove, but it’s a framework for interpreting the growing pile of circumstantial evidence that indeed something is wrong with Facebook.
Frankly, I don’t see what we have to lose from spending less time on Facebook: Research indicates that social media use is often a kind of addiction. It doesn’t make most people happier, but causes them to feel alienated.
Facebook’s Harm Is Taking Life Out of Context
I rarely post links to stories about banking and financial services but this article is highly interesting and has a lots of food for thought.
How (anti)fragile are you?
Remember that this is the age of just-in-time inventory management, Cooper added – meaning supermarkets have very small stocks. With impeccable understatement, he said: “It is sobering to contemplate the consequences of interrupting food supplies to the world’s major cities for even a few days.”
Where is your focus?
“When you can be out of the door in five minutes, your horizon becomes five minutes,” one City worker told me. Another asked: “Why would I treat my bank any better than my bank treats me?”
Where is your risk?
Risk-taking at a bank that will always be saved, they said, is like playing Russian roulette with someone else’s head.
How the banks ignored the lessons of the crash
If you wanted to ensure it lasted for 150 years – you’d choose paper.
Garrick van Buren @garrickvanburen on Twitter
How to Read a Book via excellent FarnamStreet Blog
Become a Demanding Reader Reading is all about asking the right questions in the right order and seeking answers. There are four main questions you need to ask of every book:
- What is this book about?
- What is being said in detail and how?
- Is this book true in whole or in part?
- What of it?
That greater participation and/or power requires greater skin in the game is truly one of the fundamental tenets of human morality.
Strip or Retire: Why Every Man Should Have Skin in the Game