Adults These Days

Source: EconLog
by Aeon Skoble

“People who write about campus trends have noted phenomena such as the disinviting of speakers, the conflation of controversial ideas with violence, and student hectoring of professors. Other writers have noticed that children seem to have far less unstructured play time than they once did. Many parents of a certain age have noted the prevalence of peanut allergies in children, a condition barely even heard of when they — ok, we — were young. What ties all these things together? According to Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, they’re all the result of the advent of a kind of ‘coddling’ of the youth, ironically by an older generation raised in exactly the opposite way.” (07/06/21)