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David Brooks

David Brooks

@nytdavidbrooks

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Op-Ed columnist, @nytopinion. Author of The Road to Character, The Social Animal, and Bobos in Paradise.

Washington, DC
Joined on July 2012

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David Brooks
1 day ago

The upshot is that we are entering a world in which people we don’t know will be able to understand the most intimate details of our emotional life by observing the ways we communicate. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/24/opinion/artificial-intelligence-depression.html 

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If we’re going to single out one class of Americans and forgive their debt, why choose the class that is most educated and disproportionately likely to have high incomes and lifetime earnings? Instead, social welfare spending should flow to the class of poor people. https://twitter.com/berniesanders/status/1143153536752115714 

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David Brooks
2 days ago

The Democratic generation gap is the most complex and important story of the year. For the young the past is a foreign country. For the old, the present is a worse one. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katherinemiller/joe-biden-2020-primary-time 

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Did you know?-Global rates of extreme poverty are falling for any poverty line we choose-Global income inequality is falling-World median income almost doubled from 2003 to 2013-Income inequality within countries is constant on average (up in some countries, down in others)

Did you know?

-Global rates of extreme poverty are falling for any poverty line we choose
-Global income inequality is falling
-World median income almost doubled from 2003 to 2013
-Income inequality within countries is constant on average (up in some countries, down in others)

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David Brooks
3 days ago

Some conservatives claim we’re in a moral crisis but teenagers drink less, fight less, have less sex, have fewer car crashes, smoke less, get pregnant less, etc. Please grapple with these realities. https://apple.news/AysT74hxNSA6BWYnWPq5-Mw 

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David Brooks
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Some Conserwho think we’re in a moment of moral decay are https://apple.news/AysT74hxNSA6BWYnWPq5-Mw 

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Kyle Griffin
4 days ago
You should read this whole New Yorker piece about the conditions at Border Patrol facilities in Texas, but if you can't read the whole thing, at least read this paragraph: https://bit.ly/2xaCOpI 

You should read this whole New Yorker piece about the conditions at Border Patrol facilities in Texas, but if you can't read the whole thing, at least read this paragraph: https://bit.ly/2xaCOpI 

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Stanford’s Robert Sapolsky Demystifies Depression, Which, Like Diabetes, Is Rooted in Biology http://www.openculture.com/?p=1066179 

Stanford’s Robert Sapolsky Demystifies Depression, Which, Like Diabetes, Is Rooted in Biology http://www.openculture.com/?p=1066179 

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Paul Bloom
6 days ago

Such a cool study! (And a real challenge to all those cynics out there ...) https://twitter.com/JoHenrich/status/1141784425769963522 

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David Brooks
5 days ago

We will soon be living in a country in which we are all minorities. The Jews have a lot to teach about how to be a creative minority. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/opinion/america-radical-pluralism.html 

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David Brooks
5 days ago

Very useful piece from ⁦@EliLake⁩. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-06-20/after-iranian-drone-attack-u-s-has-several-military-options 

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David Brooks
6 days ago

The fact that ⁦@CassSunstein⁩ has empty bookshelf space in his office goes against everything I know about my friend! https://quillette.com/2019/06/18/conformity-the-power-of-social-influences-a-review/ 

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David Brooks
1 week ago

A fantastic film about the future of police work and mental health treatment. This Friday night at the Landmark theater in DC. You’ll be changed. http://blog.afi.com/the-afi-docs-interview-ernie-joe-with-director-jenifer-mcshane/ 

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David Brooks
1 week ago

Moral formation is not like learning math. It’s not cumulative; it’s inverse. It’s through the sins and the ensuing repentance that moral formation happens. We try not to judge people by what they did in their worst moment, but by how they respond to them. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/17/opinion/harvard-admission-kyle-kashuv.html 

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UnHerd
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"The definition you have in your head of freedom is tremendously important in determining how you live." - @nytdavidbrooks @freddiesayers chats to the columnist about his latest book 'The Second Mountain'Watch the full interview here 👇https://unherd.com/2019/06/when-politics-meets-the-meaning-of-life/ …

"The definition you have in your head of freedom is tremendously important in determining how you live." - @nytdavidbrooks

@freddiesayers chats to the columnist about his latest book 'The Second Mountain'

Watch the full interview here 👇 https://unherd.com/2019/06/when-politics-meets-the-meaning-of-life/ 

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TED Talks
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"My theory of social change is that society changes when a small group of people find a better way to live, and the rest of us copy them." @nytdavidbrooks http://t.ted.com/xEo3VeX 

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David Brooks
1 week ago

This is a great column, and expresses why so many of us feel out of step with the pessimism and shrillness of the current moment. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/14/opinion/richard-holbrooke.html 

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David Brooks
1 week ago

It seems that loving your enemies actually works. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/06/ex-istanbul-mayor-imamoglu-fights-erdogan-radical-love/591541/ 

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David Brooks
1 week ago

American voters don’t care much about promoting democracy, taking on Chinese aggression, promoting trade, fighting global poverty or defending human rights. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/opinion/foreign-policy-populism.html 

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David Brooks
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“People under 30 years old were the most likely to want the United States to abstain from intervening in human rights abuses.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/opinion/foreign-policy-populism.html 

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