Sunday, July 01, 2007

Freedom, prosperity, narcissism and more

Most of us like freedom and prosperity -- and the fact that they beget each other.

But nothing is perfect. Prosperity facilitates narcissism (which may have something to do with low birth rates). Matt Kahn blogs about this for the case of LA.

We have the LA Weekly and many other cities have something like it. Count the ads (in the print edition, for starters) for self-improvement treatments (mainly physical and even including "G-spot amplification"!). The number of such ads runs to well over 100.