Article by Brooks

Thanks to a reader for turning us on to David Brooks latest op-ed piece.  Choice quotes:

“But humans need meaningful places, so developers have been filling in with neo-downtowns — suburban gathering spots where people can dine, work, go to the movies and enjoy public space.”

“As the world gets richer, demand will rise for the sorts of products Americans are great at providing — emotional experiences. Educated Americans grow up in a culture of moral materialism…with identities coated in moral and psychological meaning….”

But are American’s great at creating places that evoke emotions?  Not yet but maybe soon?


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