Feb 6, 2011

That thing in the New Yorker...

Social Animal
How the new sciences of human nature can help make sense of a life.
by David Brooks

Researchers have made strides in understanding the human mind, filling the hole left by the atrophy of theology and philosophy.

After the boom and bust, the mania and the meltdown, the Composure Class rose once again. Its members didn’t make their money through hedge-fund wizardry or by some big financial score. Theirs was a statelier ascent. They got good grades in school, established solid social connections, joined fine companies, medical practices, and law firms. Wealth settled down upon them gradually, like a gentle snow.

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/01/17/110117fa_fact_brooks#ixzz1DDLHKumK

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