A more friendly city

One in five divorces in the UK now cite Facebook as a contributory factor. It reminds me of a good coment by a New York comedian,  perhaps the only joke ever made about what the academics call ‘social capital’. 

When told that the murder rate in New York City had gone up and that in a growing percentage the murder victim had known the assailant before, the comedian asked whether this meant that New York was becoming a more friendly city…


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