Raising driven immoral kids?

Raising driven immoral kids? A version of this appeared in the Telegraph, and can be accessed here  Are results obsessed, league-table crazed state schools churning out pupils who are less moral than their posh public school counterparts, as headmaster Richard Walden...

Risk-taking, crime and life expectancy

Risk-taking, crime and life expectancy An interesting new study by Professor Alex Piquero in Dallas found a strong link between the age at which young people imagine they will die and the likelihood that they will commit crimes. Basically youth who expect to not be...

Betting, risk-taking, poverty and stress

Betting, risk-taking, poverty and stress A forthcoming government document  is about to  report a huge surge in spending on betting and gambling in the poorest areas of Britain. Particularly worrying is the high levels of betting using high speed machines  In the 55...

Happiness, friends and values bigger than ourselves

Happiness, friends and values bigger than ourselves As a few weeks of lazy holidaying beckons for some luckier ones amongst us, in this blog, the last for a while,  I find myself thinking about that old chestnut, happiness again, and  the Good Life, or Eudemia as the...

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