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My original Defund the Police post generated a fair amount of discussion in the comments. I found myself repeating information about the affect heuristic a lot, so I thought I’d make it into a blog post. The affect heuristic proves that Defund the Police was a dumb slogan that was bound to drive white suburban women to vote Republican.
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Behavioral economics has helped Ye Olde Blogge predict the rise of Trump, the qualities and nature of his time in office, the nomination of Biden. Now it predicts the outcome of election 2020.
How much does the “media narrative” affect the Democratic presidential primary? How do the things that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber saying about specific Democratic candidates, the candidates are saying about each other, or that the media is reporting about them? How can we resist these influences? Find out in this post.
There are three psychological phenomena from the Boof K (that’s Ye Olde Blogge’s quaint nickname for the raspcallious erstwhile (allegedly) plausible rapist, Brett Kavanaugh) hearings that will help us understand our particular peculiar political predicament and the way that politicians use them to manipulate the electorate and party […]
Who would believe the outlandish whale-sized whoppers the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is trying to peddle as alternative narratives to his collusion with Russia? Well, everyone. The explanation of why such god awful lies are effective in blunting public opinion.
Louise Linton proved herself #Deplorable on social media. How could her judgment err so badly? Is there any explanation for her #deplorable behavior?
No clearer example of illusory explanation can be found. It is beguiling seductive; it seems so right, so how could it be so wrong? Easy. As they say, fool me once, shame on you; fool, me twice…
Healthcare, taxes, the government, and a lot of life is very complex. How do we make complex choices? Tversky & Kahneman and biases and heuristics shed some light on what the GOP is trying to do to us and how they are doing. RESIST
Gee, so the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is itchin to ban hisself some Muslims, but the courts and the people and Congress and DHS don’t agree. Unfair! He’s the president! Science & DHS explain why the Muslim Ban won’t work!