Daily Archives: August 1, 2012

Conservative Hostility, Hysteria, and Personal Construct Theory

I have always found George Kelly’s Personal Construct Theory on how we see and construe the world, interesting. I particularly like his specialized definition of hostility: Hostility is the continued effort to extort validational evidence in favor of a type … Continue reading

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US Median Net Wealth Among Lowest of Developed Countries

Interesting graph in Real World Economics today showing just how low median (half the population have more, half have less) net wealth is in the US especially compared with its income. Remember, wealth is the total value of a household’s … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney: the Diligent Search for his Tax Returns

I am sorry, I know it’s very biased of me but I do like this picture.

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Is Mitt Romney a Fool or a Knave? Jerome Slater’s Question

I always appreciate Jerome Slater’s blog for his insights into the Middle East and enjoyed this piece on the latest Romney gaffe. Romney’s comment on the income differential between Israel and Palestinians, is a bit like telling the French in … Continue reading

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Confirmation Bias and Climate Change

Someone just asked my conflict favourite question: ‘What would it take to change your mind?’ It was in an excellent article by Tom Chivers in yesterday’s UK Daily Telegraph. Read it. It might change your mind but remember the impact … Continue reading

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