Here is an early post from a new blog, This Week in Sociology, founded by Corey Dolgan, PhD, director of Stonehill College’s new Office of Community-Based learning.
By Jesse Walker
A 9.0 earthquake, a 33-foot tsunami, a series of crises at their battered nuclear plants: The people of Japan have withstood the last week with admirable tenacity. There’s no shortage of lessons the rest of the world can learn from what we’ve been seeing. Here are three of them.
1. People are resilient.
2. A society’s resilience increases with its wealth.
3. Resilient policies evolve; brittle policies are imposed.