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A Generation of Very Focused Accountants

If deliberately practicing your way to success seems like a lot of work, there’s always the prescription drug route. In The New Yorker, Margaret Talbot explores the increasing use of cognitive-enhancement drugs. Tests have indicated that the drugs improve concentration but their effect on abstract thought and creativity is unclear. As one scientist put it, “I’m a little concerned that we could be raising a generation of very focused accountants.” (On the other hand, that might not be so terrible …) [%comments]