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Economic and Political Myths

While myths are often associated with some religious beliefs or narratives, like the creation of the universe in seven days, they also operate in other subjects like politics, story-telling, or economics. An example of an economic myth is “trickle-down economics.” Whatever wealth accrues to corporate or individual billionaires is said to overflow into the hands […]

Mass Suggestion, How?

If you scan faces at a political convention, you will see some which don’t look very with-it; and others who seem very intelligent and alert.  Yet many, if not most, variously succumb to mass suggestion. Why? Perhaps because intellectuals can be controlled, as much as any of us, by unexamined assumptions, by fear, and by […]