Re: Good news from David Brooks of the NYT
From: Susan Adams (
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2016 05:29:45 -0700 (PDT)
Good suggestions.  Thanks, Fred.

On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 7:15 AM, Fred H Olson <fholson [at]> 

> This thread is about an article by David Brooks who is an Op-Ed
> columnist for The New York Times in September 2003. He is currently a
> commentator on "PBS NewsHour," NPR's "All Things Considered" and NBC's
> "Meet the Press."
> The commentary article "The Great Affluence Fallacy" has the tag line:
> "Money can buy privacy, but privacy often makes life worse."
> It ponders the widespread American preference for independence and automony
> and how that contradicts the need for community.
> He concludes with
> >It wouldn't surprise me if the big change in the coming decades
> >were this: an end to the apotheosis of freedom; more people making the
> >modern equivalent of the Native American leap [by which he means
> defecting to live a "communal and tribal life". ]
> The article can be found via the shorter url:
> --------
> About this thread. (Sort of putting on my list manager hat)
> The subject line:
> "Good news from David Brooks of the NYT"
> and the first line of the original post:
> > A delightful surprise for cohousers who open this link.
> struck me as rather close to all the phishing messages that sneak thru
> spam filters.  It came from a reputable cohousing-L poster but
> viruses can spoof the From: line of email (make it look like it came
> from the stated sender even tho it came from the spammer).  I was also
> put off by  the ugly 4 line url (which btw does work if you cut and
> paste the whole thing). With other things on my plate I did not follow
> the link till Susan reposted the long url as one long line which works
> from the archives where I read cohousing-L.
> I urge more substantive subject lines and descriptions of links
> rather than ones that just say some variation of
> "I think you should follow this link".
> Maybe a subject line like:
> "More communalism -- David Brooks of the NYT"
> Fred, cohousing-L list manager
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