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What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

The Good

Living on Screens

A summary of this week’s pieces, on the theme of how digital technology is reshaping our common life.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 64

The Good

I Used to Be a Human Being

Sullivan’s account of his own technological wake-up call is an important reflection on the human cost of constant connectivity.

By Andrew Sullivan | Vol. 64

The Prosperous

The Future of Work: The Digital Hustle

Ticona reminds us that, for many, “flexible capitalism” makes constant connectivity not just a bad habit, but an economic necessity.

By Julia Ticona | Vol. 64

The Good

Teens Who Say No to Social Media

Some young people are opting out of a wired existence to pursue something they deeply crave—non-mediated, immediate encounters with friends.

By Christine Rosen | Vol. 64

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