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