I really don't know the answer to your question,
But when you read libertarian stuff from the 40's or 50's they talk about how the whole population likes to read detective novels instead of engaging in intellectual pursuits.
AND they often use this in defense of free markets as the socialist leaning turn their noses down to the tastes of the unwashed who then want to say look "capitalism makes people engage in stupid behavior"
And then damn capitalism and insist that it is an imperative to have opera and Shakespeare in our schools and public TV stations, etc.,
I'm not sure I think it is bad if people want to not read books. In fact, if we had good politics (or none), it would be a boring subject and we could just spend our time watching football and watching movies and such.
Currently consuming: Gatto: "Underground history of education..", FDR; Wii U; NEP Football
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