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And number three is going to surprise no one! As it turns out there is ample scientific evidence that political extremism whether on the right or left is pretty much the same person. They are driven by the same four psychological factors.
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Our perceptions of the risks that each candidacy poses determines a lot about them. Biden runs as Obama 2.0 the tried and true candidate of yore bringing back normalcy. The nostalgia candidate if you will. Warren runs as the big structural change candidate with a plan for everything.
Which are seen as posing the higher risk? How will that effect the way we vote?
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Okay, it’s a bit long in the tooth, but it’s worth it to figure out whose gonna win, right? My predictions have a history of being accurate. Stop laughing. I’m serious.
Anywho, I go through and discuss each of the top four candidates chances using behavioral economics decision making under uncertainty, specifically focused on how people react to perceived risk. If there were ever a risk election, brother this would be it. This is a high risk election.
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It looks like your Sunday long read! It is worth it since we go over some of the best polling concerning who “won” the third debate. There are a few surprises and a few confirmations of our impressions. Let me know what you think of the findings in comments! Have a good Sunday, y’all!
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Shallow dive: 4 minute read
Deep dive: 6 minute read
Internet trolls pop up almost as often as racists and white supremacists do nowadays. The funny thing their trolling techniques are so much alike, it’s almost like there were some degree mill popping them out, and an agency licensing them, and a continuing education requirement. But, that would be silly, right? Well, I dissect a troll after a Twitter encounter. Come see the oozing dripping guts and other viscera! It’s educational.
The best thing about Day 1 of the second Dem presidential primary debate is that it uncorked a pent-up snark stream of sarcastic and profane observations. I make predictions about the future of the candidates and report to you what I found to be important.
Now that the end of the first Democratic presidential debate has finally ended after two days and 20 candidates and five moderators, how can we possibly know who won? We can’t say who won, but we can predict who benefited.
The Dems presidential candidates were debating on day 2 of their first debate. It was Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots for much of the debate. There is but one question, though, who won? Get the psysplainer for how to interpret the outcome of day 2’s debate!
The first debate of Election 2020 is in the bag, or at least the first day and the first 10 are. So, who “won” from the first ten? How do we know?
It’s another American presidential election, which started more than 18 months before the actual election! American politics are crazy. But, the Dems are debating tonight and we all wanna know who won, who zung, who clung, who hung. I’ll be live-blogging the debate as it is live-streamed in Paris at 3:00 AM. Join me here for a snarky, sarcasticky, profaney good time as we all watch together!
With so much at stake — literally the survival of our democracy — in the 2020 election, who will be the Dem candidate? Who will be the best candidate? How will the debates affect the race? I go over the criteria I’ll use to evaluate the first debate winner in the run up to live-blogging the live-streaming of the debates.
Being a woman and a candidate for major office is fraught with difficulties. Expectations, perceptions, and judgments are all very different for women than men. Elizabeth Warren may have some advantages that the other women for the Dem nomination don’t have.
We may not be able to predict who the Dem candidate for president will be, but can we predict the type of candidate? What does the danger and craziness of Trump do to the psyche of the electorate as we head into the 2020 election cycle?
We are drowning in cynicism! Cynicism is toxic. It kills motivation. It turns people against each other. It stops conversation. It erodes trust. Cynicism is killing our democracy!
Gaslighting. It’s terribly popular to accuse the Ol’ Pussy Grabber of being a gaslighter, but what is he doing exactly? Is it on purpose with malice aforethought or is it accidental? Is it habit? Let’s expose the Ol’ Pussy Grabber…