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Posts Tagged ‘economic self-interest and politics’

Jonathan Haidt’s Political Tribes

Jonathan Haidt’s Political Tribes

BY CARL L. BANKSTON III University of Virginia psychology professor Jonathan Haidt argues in the Sunday New York Times that economic self-interest is a poor predictor of people’s positions on political issues. This is because human beings are tribal in nature and they give their allegiance to the sacred images and expressions that represent [...]