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The power of lies to undermine horizontal accountability

Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776), the skeptic, rejected the scope and power of reason in decision-making that Newton’s work had released. Hume thought that our passions and our affections naturally lead us to perform certain actions with reason acting only … Continue reading

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It is Necessary to Push Back on Partisans Who Insist on Binary Thinking

A general principle is that all cognitive and emotional awareness operates by a binary-processing system. This “base-two” compass is an integral part of the phenomenology of the mind. The mind has a normal, innate predilection for establishing pairs, emerging as … Continue reading

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Cult of Personality Drives Increased Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance is the brain’s inability to handle two conflicting realities, so it creates an alternate one, which often defies actual reality. Cognitive biases reflect mental patterns that can lead people to form beliefs or make decisions that do not … Continue reading

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The State of Denial and the Politics of Climate Change Planning

Neoliberalism is often characterized in terms of its belief in sustained economic growth as the means to achieve human progress. Neoliberals have developed a whole spectrum of responses to global warming. This includes a short-term plan, a medium-term plan and … Continue reading

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Announcing the release of The Narcissist’s Vocation and the Economic Debacle

This book is a historical overview of the 2008 economic collapse.  It covers the history of societal values and behaviors that helped create a culture of self-interest that contributed to the economic crash.

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