Category Archives: Childhood

On Fear

Mark Bernstein on digital education Fear of The Digital runs deep. (….) Our fears are nowhere more visible than in our idiosyncratic compulsion to repeatedly study the same tired, settled questions. Do computers improve writing? Do links improve reading?…. (…) … Continue reading

Punishment Capital

The Undercover Economist, Tim Harford, alerted me to a forthcoming book which uses the economics to explore the nature of contemporary parenting. This volume joins a long line of recent books in which, it is contended, economics is presented as … Continue reading

Fatherhood, or the Past in the Present

A sure sign of fatherhood, and of cultural reproduction and continuity, is when you come home and your son has a pack of Top Trumps and invites you share a game with him before bedtime. Unfortunately, his were Transformers cards … Continue reading