Monday, July 7, 2014

Regressives have severe confirmation bias

We've discussed this before, that everyone on occasion tends to believe what they want to and discard evidence to the contrary. But regressives have this malady much worse than most. Recall this study (#12) proving exactly that. And so it goes on climate change and the economy, as Krugman aptly points out. They missed entirely the financial crises because they were religiously attached to the notion that business free of regulation and government intervention was the be-all of a market economy. When they were proven wrong they did not change their beliefs to match to facts but tried to explain away the facts, often with the most bizarre of conspiracy theories. It's a disease and such representatives should be declared unfit for office just as if they had another serious illness that won't accept reality.

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