Examples of blind allegiance to tribal truths, keeping us weak & ignorant

Summary: Truth has become a tribal thing in America. Scores of posts have documented this on the Right and Left. Today we have two fun examples by the Left, with sublime but blind confidence in their tribe's truths. Our tribalism divides us, making us weak. Our blinders keep us ignorant. The combination probably makes reform … Continue reading Examples of blind allegiance to tribal truths, keeping us weak & ignorant

An important and politically significant guide to the Great Depression

Summary:  the combination of intense political polarization and a long deep economic downturn has made the events of the Great Depression important again -- both as part of both parties' positioning and for lessons about the appropriate public policy response.  One book has become an rallying point for Republicans, from which they derive their proscriptions … Continue reading An important and politically significant guide to the Great Depression