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Sunday February 14th 2016

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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 [...]