El Cabrero of Goat Rope writes on Social Capital
His posts on being "lonely" spoke to me and I wanted to share.
LONELY AMERICA: THE HIGH COST OF LOW SOCIAL CAPITAL deals with the existence of "civic privatism".
LONELY AMERICA: THE BASICS OF SOCIAL CAPITAL is mainly built off the work of Robert Putnam, author of "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community" that talks of bonding and bridging plus plenty more.
LONELY AMERICA: SOCIAL CAPITAL AND MONEY CAPITAL covers thinkers from Durkheim to Weber to Marx to Tocqueville to ... with the bottom line for me being that hyper -capitalism and globalization are both true barriers to associations that indeed do matter.
LONELY AMERICA: REBUILDING SOCIAL CAPITAL is the wind up post.
I really liked the way El Cabrero examined these complex issues. I often think of how isolated I feel here in the boonies where the average person can quote NASCAR stats yet hardly engage in discourse on anything of substance. I'll want to ponder on his writing for a while yet I do appreciate his sharing and hope it might help the few folks that drop by here. Peace ... or War!