On this edition of Re-Kindled, Michael and I discuss Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman. We discuss:
- Why the news is more about entertainment than information
- The difference between the forefathers and our current politicians
- Social media: net positive or net negative on society?
- How Postman called the fake news era in 1985
- Why advertisers care more about people than products
- Why people had more time for critical thinking in the past
- How distraction is the new form of leisure
- What happens when algorithms begin to control our actions and much more
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