Reading Time: 7 minutes Is poverty’s root cause more nurture than nature?
Rural-Urban Cultural Divide in America
Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve lived in the country. I’ve lived in the city. And, honestly, there’s pluses and minuses on both sides here. But there’s one bit of country arrogance I never got over.
Trump to Pardon Anti-Gay Christian Apologist and Felon Dinesh D’Souza
Reading Time: 2 minutes The message that this sends is that, if you agree with Trump’s politics, then the law doesn’t apply to you.
Talking About Racism in America
Reading Time: < 1 minute Trying to have a conversation about racism in America is like so much fun. And it’s so easy too.
Naw, I’m kidding. People are stupid.
Enter the False Dichotomies
Reading Time: < 1 minute Blinky & Sal: cartoons in an age without nuance. “To run an effective political party you need a degree of tribalism, it’s the glue that holds everyone together.” – Charles Kennedy The weird thing is how seriously the voters take their tribes. I do not think political discourse should be based on presupposed binaries. Humans […]
Political Identity: Whose Team Am I On Anyway?
Reading Time: < 1 minute Blinky & Sal: cartoons pandered catered just for you! [TRIGGER WARNING: overused quotation] “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” – General George S. Patton Never before, I’d wager, have our ideological bubbles been lain before us so bare. Thanks, social media. We really are dumb, tribal animals. “Always mind your surroundings.” – Ra’s al […]
Critique of “Understanding Conservatives and Liberals”
Reading Time: 10 minutes I’m taking the bait that Jonathan laid out for me, and critiquing “The Righteous Mind” – Understanding Conservatives and Liberals by R.B.A. Di Muccio. For the following to make sense, you should read the article in question. It’s not long, but it manages to cram an awful lot of wrong in. (All quotation in this […]
Machine Predicts If You’re Liberal or Conservative – More Evidence for Determinism
Reading Time: 7 minutes This article in Mother Jones builds on work which I, myself, talked about in my book Free Will? It is certainly the case that we can predict political leanings using disgust sensitivity. As I state in my book (p. 153-4):