Summary: Americans' gullibility, our receptiveness to pleasing propaganda, dominates the politics of both Left and Right (although to different degrees). Of course, since both factions draw from the same population. The election showcased the Right's (often quite irrational) propaganda. Today we look at similar tactics on the Left, using exaggerated fears to stampede us in … Continue reading Mother Jones sounds the alarm about global warming! This time about the north pole.
Summary: One of the great challenges of the 21st century will be managing the next wave of automation. This rise in productivity can make us richer, create feudal-like inequality, or spark massive social conflict. The result depends on our decisions. The first step, as always is problem recognition. Today we took another small step forward. … Continue reading Krugman discovers the Robot Revolution!
Summary: America has a broken OODA loop. Dozens of posts here have documented it, but this past month provided ample more evidence. From both Left and Right. Today we look at the Right: their indifference to the real world, their eagerness to believe lies by their leaders, and steadfast adherence to failed strategies. On another … Continue reading We are all Republicans now.