“…Even when controlled for demographic shifts, declines were especially significant for rates of physical assault, physical intimidation and sexual victimization.
Kids “may also be doing more of their risk taking and independence testing online, which may provide some safeguards against immediate physical exposure to violence,” the authors wrote. “The engrossing quality of the Internet may also have undercut some of the boredom and alienation among youth that have in the past been associated with delinquency and criminal pursuits.””
“… We can talk macroeconomics all we want, but I believe most of us are going to give or withhold our support for raising the minimum wage based largely on our perceived self-interest. So with that in mind, here’s my self-interest: As a small business owner in the restaurant industry, I think a higher minimum wage is great for my business and me. Make the wage $15 an hour. Make it $20. Make it high enough that dishwashers get paid like office workers…”