Tag Archives: addiction

Attention Attraction for the Attention Deficient Generation

Andy Warhol famously quipped, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” His appraisal of the fleeting nature of fame was mostly right. However, he said that before the advent of repeated episodes, re-run and syndicated series, reality TV, blogs, and social networking. Had he seen these, perhaps he’d have suggested “15 episodes”, […]

Poverty and Libertarianism

While personally admiring of some principles of libertarianism, I’ve tended to think of libertarians as the partisans of employed, healthy, childless, college educated people. That said, America’s current political climate has had me rethinking my priorities for what should be done now.

Cigarettes Are Evil

Some good (but not great) news: “A federal judge ruled yesterday that tobacco companies have violated civil racketeering laws, concluding that cigarette makers conspired for decades to deceive the public about the dangers of their product and ordering the companies to make landmark changes in the way cigarettes are marketed.” “But U.S. District Judge Gladys […]

Disordered Appetites

“Internet pornography is the new crack cocaine, leading to addiction, misogyny, pedophilia, boob jobs and erectile dysfunction, according to clinicians and researchers testifying before a Senate committee Thursday [November 18, 2004].” – Internet Porn: Worse Than Crack? For those who suffer from sexual addictions, I have good news. The Order of the Legion of Saint […]

Hooked

I can speak from personal experience about the addictive power of pornography, but I never knew it could be this bad. Television censors and the MPAA should take note of this. Only 7, and he’s addicted to porn “KAOHSIUNG – A seven-year-old Taiwanese boy is getting expert help for his porn addiction.”