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  • Roy Moore’s Systemic Danger to Our Democracy

    Posted 2017-11-17 18:23:49 by: Dave A

      Caption: Image of supporting sign for Roy Moore’s senate campaign (Wikimedia commons)   Roy Moore’s Systemic Danger to Our Democracy   The front-runner candidate for Alabama Senate, Republican Roy Moore, called The Washington Post “fake news” after the newspaper published a thorough investigation reporting on sexual encounters between Moore and multiple teenage girls, one […] The post Roy Moore’s Systemic Danger to Our Democracy appeared first on Intentional ...

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  • Which Politicians Should We Trust in the November 7 Election: The Pro-Truth Pledge

    Posted 2017-11-02 11:48:46 by: Dave A

    Caption: Image of US flag with “Vote” written on it (ZIPNON/Pixabay)   ________________________________________________________________________   In these dark days of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” it’s hard to trust any politicians. How can we tell apart the ones who spout bald-faced lies from those who actually tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the […] The post Which Politicians Should We Trust in the November 7 Election: The Pro-Truth Pledge appeared first on Intentional ...

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  • Don’t Sink Your Money

    Posted 2017-10-12 07:29:54 by: Dave A

    Written by: Peter Livingstone   Imagine you’ve gone to see a play. When you get to the box office to pay $10 for a ticket, you realize that you’ve lost $10 from your wallet. You’ve got plenty of cash left for your entertainment, so would you still pay for the ticket? Most people say they […] The post Don’t Sink Your Money appeared first on Intentional ...

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  • Article – When Should You Go With Your Gut In Everyday Life?

    Posted 2017-10-12 07:27:47 by: Dave A

    Written by Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, Intentional Insights Co-Founder and President     You’re walking out of a restaurant with your date when you suddenly feel a strong urge to duck your head. You realize that doing so will make you look silly in front of your date, who you really like. Do you duck or […] The post Article – When Should You Go With Your Gut In Everyday Life? appeared first on Intentional ...

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  • Knowing Just Enough To Be Dangerous: How Overconfidence Subverts Rational Politics

    Posted 2017-10-06 15:39:08 by: Dave A

      By Joel Lehman     “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” -Shakespeare It happens every year. It’s the beginning round tryouts on the talent show American Idol, and a man confidently takes the stage, sparks in his eyes. He thinks he’s destined for […] The post Knowing Just Enough To Be Dangerous: How Overconfidence Subverts Rational Politics appeared first on Intentional ...

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  • Fighting the Normalization of Post-Truth Politics

    Posted 2017-09-13 17:40:13 by: Dave A

      Donald Trump’s rally speech in Phoenix on August 22 was full of falsehoods. The lack of outrage over his deceptive statements points to the normalization of post-truth politics, when appeals to personal beliefs and emotions wins out over objective facts. To avoid this normalization, we need to borrow the successful tactics of the environmental […] The post Fighting the Normalization of Post-Truth Politics appeared first on Intentional ...

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  • Trump’s Transgender Gaslighting

    Posted 2017-09-07 20:11:24 by: Dave A

      President Donald Trump signed a directive on Friday August 25 following up on his earlier tweets that he “will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” Whatever you think about the decree, the spin from the Trump administration about it amounts to gaslighting of the transgender […] The post Trump’s Transgender Gaslighting appeared first on Intentional ...

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  • The One Thing Trump Got Right On Charlottesville

    Posted 2017-08-24 09:30:24 by: Dave A

        Both Democratic and Republican leaders roundly denounced President Donald Trump’s statement putting “blame on both sides” about the violence at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, NC on August 12. However, while I personally find reprehensible various forms of white nationalism, racism, and neo-Nazism, Trump’s words that both sides deserve a degree […] The post The One Thing Trump Got Right On Charlottesville appeared first on Intentional ...

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  • Political Pre-Commitment Without Evidence: How Worldview Undermines Reason

    Posted 2017-07-25 03:30:59 by: Dave A

    By Joel Lehman _____________________ “And so castles made of sand, fall in the sea, eventually.” -Jimi Hendrix   Can you recall a romantic relationship gone wrong, and notice in hindsight the clear signs of the impending breakup, even when during the actual unraveling itself you didn’t notice these signs? Maybe there’s a political belief you ...

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  • Are Friends the Enemies of Wise Choices?

    Posted 2017-07-23 20:28:51 by: Dave A

    The Hidden Factors Influencing Our Most Important Decisions   By Charles Cassidy MPhys, Director of Evidence-based Wisdom   I recently decided to buy a petrol-guzzling car. But was it really me who decided? I don’t like cars. They’re costly on the wallet and toxic to the planet. I also live in London, a city of ...

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