evolution of social capital (acc to david brooks)

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/21/opinion/brooks-the-talent-society.html?src=me&ref=general

Over all, we’ve made life richer for the people who have the social capital to create their own worlds. We’ve also made it harder for the people who don’t — especially poorer children.

These trends are not going to reverse themselves. So maybe it’s time to acknowledge a core reality: People with skills can really thrive in this tenuous, networked society. People without those advantages would probably be better off if we could build new versions of the settled, stable and thick arrangements we’ve left behind.

[thinking about how religious institutions fit into this / intersections with race/ethnicity]

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