40 Key Concepts to Improve Your Understanding of the World.

The following is a Twitter thread. Original source: https://twitter.com/G_S_Bhogal/status/1481766595911430156?t=BmJ7rK5dKnEw8mWUwD8r3g&s=19

ANCHORING
We make decisions based on arbitrary benchmarks (“anchors”). Someone is more likely to buy a car if a more expensive car (the anchor) is placed beside it. In this case the anchor gives the buyer the impression that the original car is a better deal than it actually is.

MAN IN THE CAR PARADOX
You imagine that if you owned a fancy car, people would admire you. But in reality people focus on the car, not on you, and think to themselves “Man, if I owned a car like that, people would admire me…”

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Americans Revel In Their Victimhood

"Americans revel in their victimhood...Even if they were not fortunate enough to experience real abuse as a child...many Americans reconstruct the past in especially negative ways...they exaggerate childhood disappointments to…

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The Hate Crimes that Were Not: A List of Fake Hate Crimes

It has been almost two years since the Jussie Smollett race hoax scandal. Yet, we see very little critical analysis around accusations of racism in American society in the media or in common discourse.

To contribute toward meaningful discussions around racism, we thought it would be helpful to provide a list of fake hate crimes.

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Midfielder for the LA Galaxy Fired For Wife’s Twitter Rant.

Aleksandar Katai met the chopping block after Tea Katai, his wife, went on a twitter tirade. In her post, she condemned Black Lives Matter calling them “disgusting cattle” and called for the killing of protestors .

LA Galaxy immediatly fired Katai, a free-agent, from the team. In response, Katai offers his own condemnation over the comments made by his wife.

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Stockwell Day Apologizes After Rejecting Claims that Canada is Racist

Stockwell Day, former cabinet member of Stephen Harper in the Canadian government, received backlash for comments made during Power and Politics. On the program, Day argued, “Canadians are not racist. And our system… is not systematically racist.”

In response to the outrage, Day tweeted. “I ask forgiveness for wrongly equating my experiences to theirs. I commit to them my unending efforts to fight racism in all its forms,”

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Stan Wischnowski, Former Editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Resigns after Backlash for Publishing “Buildings Matter, Too” Article.

After publishing Inga Saffron’s “Buildings Matter, Too,” article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stan Wischnowski faced backlash online and around his workplace.

The editors quickly distanced themselves from Wischnowski. The editors revised the headline and offered a public apology issued.

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