In my last post, I described how to talk politics to people who disagree with you: 1) tell compelling stories that 2) invoke at least one important morality and 3) talk to existing intuitions to open the user up to hearing more. In this post, I’m using those learnings to create a narrative advocating for […]Read More Reducing Violent Crime Through Smart Environmental Policy
Just finished reading The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. Well researched and compelling read for anyone curious about why we get stuck on our opinions, the morality of liberal and conservative views, and how we got here, both from a political and an evolutionary standpoint. It dives into deep […]Read More How to Convince People who Disagree with You about Politics
“Does my vote really matter?” It’s a question that I hear from both voters and non-voters. It is easy to look at elections and the huge numbers of votes and think, “if I don’t show up, it doesn’t matter because it won’t affect the outcome.” Other similar refrains: “All politicians are the same — it […]Read More “Does my vote really matter?” Yes – but probably not why you think it does…
Cancer starts small. One tiny cell has a bad instruction, causing it to reproduce out of control. It divides, and creates another malignant cell which then divides again and so on. The power of exponential growth takes over and soon there are millions of copies of the bad cell. At this point, it may begin […]Read More The United States Has Cancer: Here’s How We Can Cure It.