Wired's Q & A with Mark Zukerburg reveals a more thoughtful person than expected.
Philosophical Landmines on LessWrong.com
There's a legal drug called modafinil that many productive people seem to be exploiting.
The Bitcoin bubble.
I've been looking for this for a long time now - Loevinger's stages of ego development. Backed by good research, but I'd caution understanding this in hard science terms.
This Atlantic article places much of the economic blame on Baby Boomers.
Psilocybin, the active chemical in psychadelic mushrooms, may improve personality in the long term. What's interesting about this is the credible source.
And a random quote from Noam Chomsky:
Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt they can’t afford the time to think. Tuition fee increases are a “disciplinary technique,” and, by the time students graduate, they are not only loaded with debt, but have also internalized the “disciplinarian culture.” This makes them efficient components of the consumer economy.