Category Archives: Politics – 2016Election – Warning

Eliezer Yudkowsky on Politics

(This article was reprinted in the online magazine of the Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, December 20, 2016.)

In our previous post, we examined how prospect theory helps explain why so many American voters were willing to risk voting for such a manifestly unqualified candidate for President as Donald Trump. Continue reading Eliezer Yudkowsky on Politics

To My Grandchildren on the Eve of the 2016 American Presidential Election

“The Republican Party has become an insurgent outlier — ideologically extreme; contemptuous of the inherited social and economic regime; scornful of compromise; unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.” Continue reading To My Grandchildren on the Eve of the 2016 American Presidential Election

Ezra Klein: “This election isn’t just Democrat vs. Republican. It’s normal vs. abnormal”

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A recent video from Ezra Klein is so clear and cogent that it deserves to be watched by anyone who desires not to be a low information voter. It perfectly expresses my own view. (You can view the video here: “This election isn’t just Democrat vs. Republican. It’s normal vs. abnormal.”)

Continue reading Ezra Klein: “This election isn’t just Democrat vs. Republican. It’s normal vs. abnormal”