Archives for: February 2018

Cognitive Ability and Vulnerability to Fake News

02/17/18 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
Thus, even if a person was open-minded and tolerant, a low level of cognitive ability put them at risk for being unjustifiably harsh in their second evaluation of Nathalie. One possible explanation for this finding is based on the theory that a perso… more »

Edsall looks at why democracy doesn't correct inequality

02/15/18 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: Bread
Brahmin left vs Merchant Right http://piketty.pse.ens.fr/files/Piketty2018PoliticalConflict.pdf Piketty asks why we see more right-based populism over left-based populism (racism vs trade) there was an American party system in which one party, th… more »

Do you like your populism leftish or rightish?

02/15/18 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
But right-wing populism — like that harnessed in Europe — is provoked by immigration. Its clan consciousness exploits cleavages of race, religion and nationality. On the left, by contrast, the “us versus them” narrative focuses on the economic divide be… more »

Tribal epistemology

02/13/18 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
Over time, this leads to what you might call tribal epistemology: Information is evaluated based not on conformity to common standards of evidence or correspondence to a common understanding of the world, but on whether it supports the tribe’s values an… more »
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