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Friday, September 4, 2015

David Brooks, "The New Romantics in the Computer Age": Hold Onto Your Job by Widening Your Repertoire of Emotions?



Are you worried about losing your job? David Brooks might have the answer for you. In his latest New York Times op-ed entitled "The New Romantics in the Computer Age," Brooks would have us know:

"Secure workers will combine technical knowledge with social awareness — the sort of thing you get from your genes, from growing up in a certain sort of family and by widening your repertoire of emotions through reflection, literature and a capacity for intimacy."

Ah yes, reflection, literature and intimacy. But before spending time on weekend retreats and ordering some new novels from Amazon, you might want to exchange a few words with empathetic former employees of Kodak and Blockbuster.

Baby, it's cold out there!

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