Archive for the 'politics' Category

Why is hate so rewarding?

Jun 28, 2021 Posted Under: philosophy, politics

The most common approach to conflict resolution is to start with facts we all agree on. Those seem to be evaporating in the face of disinformation campaigns by all sides. One fact should be easy — we’re all human, and have the same fundamental needs: food, shelter, love, respect. But even that obvious fact fails […]

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How We Got to President Trump

Nov 11, 2016 Posted Under: politics

By assuming the polls were representing the voting. By not carefully sorting out the complaints against the system according to how emotionally charged they were. By not gathering information actually relevant to what people would get out and bother voting for (or against). Trump’s campaign did some of that sorting out, by attacking various groups […]

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