Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Parties Versus The People

Mickey Edwards
Mickey Edwards, a former Congressman from Oklahoma, explains that the U.S.' political parties have obtained too much power. He says that the parties have disenfranchised voters and hurt the legislative process by promoting partisanship and discouraging debate.
Source: The Parties Versus the People

Dan Kahan
Political Prejudice

How politically rational are you? What are your views on global warming, nanotechnology or the value of IQ tests and are they based on scientific evidence or cognitive bias?

Michael Blastland talks to top international thinkers including Dan Kahan and Jonathan Haidt about our ability not to let the facts get in the way of deeply held belief.
Source: Political Prejudice

Jonathan Haidt

Download or Play The Parties Versus The People Part 1
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Music includes Frank Zappa - I'm The Slime, Yikes McGee - Propagandy, Richard Nixon 8-8-1974, Dan Rheault - Antiwar, Dave Lippman - Food Clothing, Supaclean - Not War, John Mayer - Waiting For The World To Change, The Interior Castle - Amazing Grace, Meco - Star Wars

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