Social Contracts and Constructs

The best thing I read all week was the FT’s weeklong series on “the new social contract.” From citizenship to “generation as the new class” to U.S. companies’ addiction to debt, it’s a comprehensive, compelling, and chilling look at where we are and how we got that way.

On a completely different note, Paul Graham’s vintage essay “Why Nerds are Unpopular” really hit home this week. [HT Farnam Street]