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January 14, 2019

Smart Objects, Dumb Subjects: Part 2

Smart Objects, Dumb Subjects: Part II Narcissists may not espouse any values other than self-admiration, but there are people who actually fervently believe in justice, fairness, […]
January 9, 2019

Smart Objects, Dumb Subjects: Part 1

Smart classrooms. Smart cities. Smart houses. Smart phones. Smart watches. Smart TVs. Smart cars. Dumb people. They are everywhere. All of them. This is how historians […]
December 6, 2018

Make it a season of belonging, not just longing

The holiday season can be one of belonging. But it can also be a season of just longing. While many people have an opportunity to spend […]
December 1, 2018

Wellfair is not a typo

To make all social action significant and meaningful I suggest the concept of wellfair, which combines wellness with fairness. Whereas wellness is often the target of […]
November 29, 2018

Communities of Wellness, Communities of Fairness

In The Psychology of Citizenship and Civic Engagement (2015), my friend Mark Pancer noted that “making a difference” was one of the most common motivations shared […]