Cumulative and Compounding Opportunity Costs
February 27, 2016 12:34 PM   Subscribe

How do you quantify the effects of things that don't happen to you? "The whole point of living in a culture is that much of the labor of perception and judgment is done for you, spread through media, and absorbed through an imperceptible process that has no single author." (previously; via)
posted by kliuless (2 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Thank you for sharing these. I expect I'll be thinking about this connection of prejudice and ambient culture long after I've forgotten where I learned of it. I hope I am a more open, more giving person then.
posted by wobh at 6:53 PM on February 27, 2016

Those essays were really good reads. Thank you. Particularly the first one - Wesley Yang has a very sharp eye for human nature and I shall have to keep an eye out for him.
posted by forgetful snow at 8:42 AM on March 11, 2016

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