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The Death of Depth

optimus1978 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 9:51 AM
Of course she got paid. She's a columnist and columnists get paid to write articles, whether by a specific media company who tells them what subject to write about or if they're independent they write an article and sell it to whichever media companies will buy it or they're contracted with to sell their articles to. This is what some would call a "free market" way of writing commentaries and reporting news not seen in the dictatorships of socialist/communist countries and banana republics across the world where reporters are told by the government what to report and say or not say.

It's very likely that kids will find this column to be, like, totally stupid, and will conclude that they can write one sooooo much better. They will declare this on their Twitter feed, sandwiched between the hundreds of photos of themselves making that pursed-lips "duck face," then wait for the "friends" they've never met in person to tell them how hot they look.

That's because compared with 30 years ago, more American students think they're above average in writing, leadership, intelligence, drive and social skills, according to a BBC analysis of college freshmen data by psychologist Jean Twenge....