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Look How Far We Have Come Apart by Jonathan Haidt and Marc Hetherington

There is a really interesting piece in the New York Times the other day by my friend Jon Haidt and Marc Hetherington on the polarization of US politics. Warning: it has data and is not just gut prejudice so may … Continue reading

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Foxes, Hedgehogs and Forecasting: Philip Tetlock

I like the above diagram from Philip Tetlock’s great book on political forecasting ‘Expert Political Judgment’ which suggests ways we can improve, as well as the factors that damage, our ability to forecast political and other events. It is based … Continue reading

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Is President Obama a Socialist? Part 1

I was taught at school that it might be wise before categorizing someone, to list some criteria for any label you were considering for them, to see how they stack up against it. So, given all the name calling aimed … Continue reading

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