March 2024

7: Same as it ever was…

Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, for the people, by the people, but a government of Wall Street, for Wall Street, by Wall Street. The great common people of the country are slaves, and monopoly is the master. The west and south are bound and prostrate before the manufacturing east. Money rules and our vice-president is a London banker. – Mary Elizabeth Lease

1: Cal Newport on The Huberman Lab

Welcome to my online Commonplace Diary! I’ve been wanting a place to share things I find around the internet, whether it’s articles or links to watch or even a quote, that resonate with me. I’d rather not clutter up my blog with it so here we are on a sub-blog! Feel free to throw this into an RSS reader and subscribe…I’m working on getting an email subscription version up soon.

Today I’m sharing a great podcast with Cal Newport on the Huberman Lab podcast about productivity, social media, and some thoughts about adhd vs addiction I’ve been thinking about with regard to the rise in talk about adhd on social media–I’ve thought for a while now it is actually an addiction issue and a different pathway to neural changes in the brain rather than strictly adhd, though yes, there is a rise in that certainly. Anyway, great episode, it’s long but worth listening to even in spurts.