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Continuing the Critique of Rational Self-Interest

I was honored to discover this blog article today, written by historian and writer Lawrence DiStasi, titled Critiquing Rational Actors.  It was inspired by my earlier work on self-interest and builds the argument further. Here’s a snippet: “To sum up: the market fundamentalists who have nearly destroyed the American economy have done so under the […]

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Why You Should Care About the Psychology of Disgust

Are you someone who struggles to understand why people behave the way they do in politics?  Perhaps you’ve been confused by all the fervor against gay marriage.  Or maybe you’re taken aback by the strong emotions waged against government-sponsored health care. To understand political behaviors like these, you’ll need to become familiar with the psychology […]

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