Children are now on the move. Their phone is their companion for reaching out to friends, texting, referencing, looking up what they want and need to know, viewing YouTube, playing games, taking photos and videos. They can click through what’s on offer: a cornucopia from which they are learning and having fun. They have led the way in showing tech companies how versatile a smartphone can be.
Articles from Club Troppo
Cross posted from Pearls and Irritations
Putting the grown-ups to shame without the moral vanity the grown-ups tried so hard to teach her.
Today’s kids are way ahead of our broadcasting regulators and television producers in the way they use both television and digital media. It’s time for a radical rethink of content regulations, quotas, and subsidy for children’s media education and entertainment in their best interest.
Politics is about constructing those public goods that are necessary for communities, are a minimum to deal with problems that threaten life itself.
In our present situation, the most serious problems are all posed on a global scale, as a result of the scale of our management of nature, the growth of populations, threats of nuclear war, the international monetary system and so on.
A couple of weeks ago I got this email.
Dear Prof. Gruen,
I’m fifteen years old, I live in Memphis, Tennessee, and I’m very interested in economics. Recently I came across your interview on the Economic Rockstar podcast. I have a blog called Ceteris Numquam Paribus, where I post short interviews with economists such as Dierdre McCloskey, Diane Coyle, and Peter Temin. I was wondering two things: