Monthly Archives: September 2016

Disresponsibility

It was almost as if a new word were needed, disresponsible, a step beyond irresponsible, meaning you should have been the one to take responsibility but shucked it off. —Peter Van Buren, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the … Continue reading

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Anosognosia

This morning I am thinking about the Dunning–Kruger effect, anosognosia, and receptive aphasia. It seems an interesting lens through which to view the United States.

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Polarization in a Depoliticized Populace

Given the place that politics occupies in the life of most people, their preferences are unlikely ever to cluster at ideological poles.…To us, the essence of polarization is when hot-button issues become salient concerns for a large percentage of people. People … Continue reading

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