Okay, are you ready? There’s little fluff and much substance in this week’s batch of links. I’d love to have some great conversation, in the comments or in person, about these topics…
- Life has a photo gallery called “Taboo then, typical now” that will make you miss the good ol’ days (or not, in some cases).
- Feminists, who I’d almost forgotten are still an organized group, are now holding events called Slutwalk, where women march barely clothed in order to reclaim the word ‘slut’. Makes me wish they weren’t still an organized group.
- USA Today pokes at media coverage lately, asking when college became just a way to land a fat job. Whatever happened to learning? (I actually think the higher education system happened to learning, but that’s another story.)
- Along those lines, on Front Porch Republic Jason Peters writes about a Trojan Horse in “Higher” Education.
- Seth Godin writes about the game theory of discovery and the birth of free-gap. He argues that using free products and services as a discovery tool will soon be less viable, and speculates on what model could come next.
- A recent McKinsey Quarterly survey has found that 30% of employers will stop offering health care coverage to their employees when the full provisions of the “health care reform bill” (aka Obamacare) kick in. That is, of course, just the tip of the iceberg; it’s hard to measure how many employers, especially small businesses, are holding off hiring because they don’t know what it will cost them to do so.
- Finally, Tony Woodlief has a great article in Image about how bad theology leads to bad Christian art. If you’re interested in discussing Christianity and the arts on an ongoing basis, head over to Terry Yount’s new blog Kulture Kafe and jump in.