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HAT Forum: Cultural Degradation And Improvement

  • The 519 Community Centre 519 Church Street Toronto, ON, M4Y 2C9 Canada (map)

A common conservative narrative is of degrading cultural values.  Which virtues (if any) are in danger, and what is the case for being optimistic about the culture of the future?
-Social media is having rapid effects on culture.  What side-effects should we look forward to, or brace ourselves for? People predicted that the internet would create a unified, inclusive world culture, but that has not been the case.
-Some people say that music is getting "dumber".  Is there any merit to this?
-Is work ethic in decline? People on average work fewer hours than they used to.  We also start working at a much later age.
-Is hookup culture such a bad thing? Should we be concerned by a lack of traditional family values or marriage?
-How will the aging population affect culture?