Monthly Archives: June 2015

Limits of Ideology

Conservative writers teach their followers to adhere to “received wisdom,” to adhere to traditional ideas and rules, and resist or even reject new ideas out of hand.  But the brain is a navigational device.  People are in constant motion in an ever-changing world.  When the … Continue reading

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Overcoming Cognitive Dissonance in Politics

When you hear a politician running for office proclaim that “government can do no good,” think of him or her as someone applying for a job, because that’s exactly what he or she is doing, and think of yourself as … Continue reading

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