Cheating as civil disobedience

Cheating in school

There is a point in Rachel Aviv’s New Yorker piece chronicling the widespread cheating on standardized tests that went on in some Georgia schools several years ago where you wonder… MORE >>

In lieu of flowers…

One of the public aspects of a death is the opportunity for the surviving spouse or family to request memorial gifts to a charity: “In lieu of flowers, friends may make a donation to…”
This is very familiar practice—and yet it’s a very striking one, far outside most of our social norms around gifts and philanthropy.… MORE >>

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