Archives for: January 2018

It's your thing - do what you wanna do

01/08/18 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
  A close friend and I have this agreement: If one of us ever recognizes the other person’s “thing,” we’re bound to disclose what it is, no matter what. But what is a person’s “thing,” exactly? It’s that particular behavior, habit or mind-set that… more »

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

01/06/18 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
If the experience of consciousness does not confer any particular advantage, it’s not clear what its purpose is. But as a passive accompaniment to non-conscious processes, we don’t think that the phenomenon of personal awareness has a purpose, in muc… more »

Do poor white Republicans really vote against their self interests?

01/04/18 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Bread
  Southern liberals in the 1930s and 1940s applied a sharp class focus and concluded that wealthy Democrats wanted, in historian Gavin Wright’s words, to keep labor “cheap and divided.” The white liberal writer Lillian E. Smith famously captured t… more »

Don't call it racism - call it cultural anxiety

01/02/18 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
  In the wake of Trump’s surprise win, some journalists, scholars, and political strategists argued that economic anxiety drove these Americans to Trump. But new analysis of post-election survey data conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute… more »
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