Donald J. Boudreaux tries to take intellectual ammunition away from the pessimists - while encouraging future research.
Jerome Barkow replies to Julian Sanchez in our ongoing discussion of how the Internet promotes and subverts cultural transmission.
Cultural change inevitably looks frightening. But is there good reason to worry?
Sociologist Jerome H. Barkow discusses some of the ramifications of Internet-mediated social change.
Julian Sanchez argues that the Internet has indeed promoted some rapid cultural change. But that's not a bad thing.
The legendary artist can teach us something about how we see celebrities. And about how cultures evolve.
Donald J. Boudreaux isn't too worried about the end of cultural transmission.
Modern mass media devalue the coin of local prestige, says Jerome H. Barkow. The implications for our culture may be enormous.