Jay Milton

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Jay Milton
Posted almost 3 years ago
Is There a Future for Money?
But most currency has nice pictures of a country's leaders and important government buildings which tie it to a place and time. It isn't strictly necessary these days, but citizens seem to make a great deal out of it when it is threatened with extinction. Consider the US penny or nickel, for instance. They apparently cost more to produce than their face values, but there is great hue and cry when their elimination is proposed.
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Jay Milton
Posted almost 3 years ago
Should we limit our use of cellphones, internet and TV to get back our mental peace?
Anil, your essay speaks to a lack of intention amongst the youth you were basing your observations on. They appear to be of a generation that has not known "un-connectivity" as perhaps you and I did as youngsters. They do not have that frame of reference to base their decisions upon. Whether it is addiction or not remains to be seen, but I do know that in addiction recovery, many programs encourage patients to "think through the drink/drug, etc" to see the consequences on the other side of what they might initially believe to be a fairly innocuous action at first. If people would stop and ask themselves what they are doing and why and what the outcome of their actions might be, they may reconsider the idea of being constantly at the beck and call of their electronic devices.
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Jay Milton
Posted almost 3 years ago
What are the arguments for and against philosophy in high school?
I'm thinking that Henry is wondering if there is any utility or pragmatic application of philosophy. This appears especially germaine these days in light of discussions about the value of a college education (ie, traditional four year, humanities/ liberal arts education without any direct job skills attached). And even in the so-called "core curriculum" that are expected of all graduates from four year institutions. Those need to be paid for and do add on to the overall tuitions. One could ask if there is any intrinsic value to those courses when they may not be directly applicable to one's ultimate career interests (I think they are valuable, by the way, but I can see the other side of the argument).