10080_051110_68 - Culture change exercise and van der Elst...

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Culture change exercise and van der Elst (supplemental reading) 3 trends: Course of human history has worse and worse things happening o Population bomb o Environmental collapse o Terminal inequality Changes for the good: o School opportunities have gotten better o Better cars o Improved status for minorities, women, etc. o Improved medical care o Communication (ex. Internet/email) o Shopping (more stuff from more places at lower costs) Changes for the bad: o Communication makes people more distant o Less active in some ways (ex. Playing video games all day) o Health care (used to have one doctor that knew you really well, not you could have a different doctor for everything) o Music can be degrading o Fast food o Families not as close (ex. Not eating dinner together) o More crime Comparing/Differentiating the lists: o Not much overlap between van der Elst’s list and ours o Van der Elst is all negative all the time; we have negative and positive things o Comparing only negative list:
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