Changing the way teens think
Teenagers are at odds with the real world because they spend too much time being schooled in abstract knowledge and very little time getting involved in the everyday realities, says an American psychologist.
Alternatives to college education
Here is a question that interests me a lot: Are we pushing too many high
school graduates into university/college education? Recently on
Mercatornet Thomas C Reeves suggested that we are. The New York Times
last week discussed the same question, and the Wall Street Journal
implied it with an opinion piece on graduate unemployment. Is it just
because of the economic downturn, or is there a long-term issue to
What makes people take a pride in their work?
If there is one thing the financial crisis has taught us it is the need
society has for people who take a (well-founded) pride in their work.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com