Here is a deep and profound essay by writer Jasun Horsley. Each insight about our condition moves us closer to understanding – and solutions.
Alienation is often described as one of America's worst problem. A thousand solutions have been proposed, none convincingly. He provides a different answer.
The media overflows with people's confident evaluations of who told the truth at the Kavanaugh hearing. Too bad that people cannot tell truth from lies.
Summary: We would understand this election better by consulting a wider range of experts than the usual journalists (experts on the election steeplechase) and political gurus (experts on the electoral games). This post looks at the psychology of the manipulator and the victim, which nicely describes the roles of elite and voter in America today. … Continue reading Psychology explains Campaign 2016: the 8 tactics of manipulation & lying that win elections
Summary: Slowly scientists' investigations produce insights about the psychological and social dynamics that create our dysfunctional politics. Here is a new study about one of drivers of political polarization, that which keeps us divided (despite our common interests), ignorant (despite the internet), and easily ruled. The specific subject is one of the central political issues … Continue reading A new study shows why we are polarized about climate change