Sunday, January 31, 2010

Investing in an Empire of Illusion - GetRealList

Investing in an Empire of Illusion - GetRealList:

"Nearly a third of the population is almost or fully illiterate. A third of high school graduates, and 42% of college graduates, never read another book for the rest of their lives. Eighty percent of U.S. families didn’t buy or read one book in 2007. We did, however, watch 28 hours a week of television. Each."
- Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle by Chris Hedges

To a committed reader, those are horrifying numbers.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if those statistics are accurate? To never read a book the rest of your life after high school or college? Oh the loss to myself. The loss of what they could have contributed to me. For I still contribute to them.