I’m on the outside looking in and was just thinking with the economy looking the way it is are drug dealers feeling the effects of the recession? How hard would it be to poll and drug cartel? (Yes freakonomics)
Nino Brown schooled us on how when people are hurting the more they look to self medicate, which would leave one to believe that the D-Boys are doing okay.
Fiends will be fiends, but the Average Joe has alot less extra cash sitting around to indulge in “extra curricular activies”.
How much of an effect could this have on the market?
While television viewing, especially by children, is a favorite bugaboo — it turns your mind to mush, it makes you violent, etc., etc., etc. — there’s a growing body of research suggesting that much of TV’s bad reputation is undeserved.
I’ve been slightly obsessed with the Freakonomics Blog. I find it refreshing in comparison to all the celeb gossip ish. Don’t get me wrong I read those too, but it’s important to feed our brain a little more than Nick Canon’s back tatt every once and a while.
Is MySpace Good for Society? A Freakonomics Quorum
By Stephen J. Dubner
Two little words — “social networking” — have become a giant buzzphrase over the past couple of years, what with the worldwide march of Facebook and headline-ready stories about Web-assisted suicides. So what’s the net effect of social networking?
We gathered a group of wise people who spend their days thinking about this issue — Martin Baily, Danah Boyd, Steve Chazin, Judith Donath, Nicole Ellison, and William Reader, — and asked them this question:
Has social networking technology (blog-friendly phones, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) made us better or worse off as a society, either from an economic, psychological, or sociological perspective?
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