Risk Aversion: The Psychology of Biden and Warren's Candidacies

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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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MEME: Putin has bought the Republican Party

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Here is the reason that no Republican will suddenly find their courage, backbone, or patriotism and stand up to Mitch McConnell and the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. They want the corruption. They want the fixed elections. They want the incompetent judges. They want oligarchy. They want authoritarianism.Putin has sold them on the Russian system of corrupt governance. Putin has bought and paid for them. They no longer hold democratic values.

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The Psychology of Trump's 2020 Presidential Campaign

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Ever wonder what drives voters for the Ol’ Pussy Grabber? What could the appeal of the most prolific liar in the country be to his voters? It never really made sense until you realize that he is following the most basic of all of the conservative playbooks: psychological threat and the predictable defensive reactions of those who are feeling.

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The Great Civics Lesson: Yo! Yo! Yo! Voting Matters, Yo! — Updated

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This is an update of a post written shortly after the election in 2016. It is still applicable now, and it is pretty darn good. In short, ain’t nothing matter if we don’t get out the vote, bitches! All your memes, snarky social media posts, protests, phone calls none of it will matter if you don’t vote in November.

So let’s “as a people rise up” and speak with one voice and vote the Repubes out!

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Election 2020: Handicapping the Nomination: What do Risk and Uncertainty Tell Us?

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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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