The propaganda playbook looks like this: Identify a falsehood that’s convenient for tyranny Make it as fashionable as possible Make dissenting opinions as unfashionable as possible Fashion is central.
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Recall psycho-economics 101: Our ability to care about stuff is limited. Therefore, caring about truth competes with everything else we might care…
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Our ability to care about stuff is limited. This is pretty self-evident, right? You can’t care about everything. That means everything we care about…
In 1929, Edward Bernays broke the taboo against women smoking cigarettes, doubling the customer base for tobacco companies in America. He did it by…
As a general rule, discovering truth seems far more beneficial than avoiding error. To illustrate — Discovering a truth: Dinosaurs are real. This is…
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I’ve been talking about “feeling through the pain caused by the threat of being changed by a new idea.” Here’s some guidance for how to actually do this…
Consider the scoreboard. In baseball, the scoreboard tells you the pitch count and how many outs there are. You need that knowledge, it’s strategic. In…
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I’ve talked mostly about noticing the desire not to understand by noticing the threat of pain — how much it would hurt to believe x. Judging an argument…
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