Dalton Conley

Dalton Conley is university professor and dean for the social sciences at New York University. He is author of Elsewhere U.S.A.: How We Got from the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, BlackBerry Moms, and Economic Anxiety.

When is a creature deemed alive enough for people to experience an ethical dilemma if it is distressed? Read more

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It's time for liberals to worry less about inequality. Read more


Malcolm Gladwell's latest mixes some insights from social science with some compelling anecdotes. Unfortunately, the plural of "anecdote" is not "data." Read more

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