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The Over 50's Likely Prefer Negative Stories About Young People
When given a choice, older people prefer to read negative news, rather than positive news, about young adults, a new study suggests.
communication  media  age  youth  elderly  research 
september 2010 by tsuomela
The Reality-Based Community: The Passions and the Interests
This reasoning, though, is brutal--too brutal to acknowledge. While we're a pretty selfish country, "I'm all right, Jack" is not an argument people comfortably make when others' lives are at stake. But "if this passes, they'll euthanize me and my friends" is another kind of argument altogether. It's false, but easy to seize on as a morally comfortable pretext for opposing a bill that threatens one's self-interest.
reasoning  psychology  politics  rationalization  age  selfishness  justification  elderly  town-hall  protests  disruption 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Ansberry's Grim Tales of the Non-Retired : CJR
commentary and my source for WSJ story on older workers
aging  economics  work  labor  elderly  media  journalism 
february 2009 by tsuomela

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