If you frequent this here premier “web log,” there’s a good chance you may once or twice have read the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. This is a feature that is dedicated to these folks, highlighting one line that is either funny, ridiculous, strange, or actually intelligent or well-written.
Today’s is from David Brooks, of course, who in his column today, “The Evolution of Trust,” writes:
People are renting out their cars to people they don’t know, dropping off their pets with people they don’t know, renting power tools to people they don’t know.
Almost as if it hasn’t always been that way.