The following is a Twitter thread. Original source: https://twitter.com/G_S_Bhogal/status/1481766595911430156?t=BmJ7rK5dKnEw8mWUwD8r3g&s=19
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…”
The following is a Twitter thread by Bjorn Lomberg. He is a Danish political scientist and president of the thinktank Copenhagen Consensus Center. You can find the original Twitter thread here: https://twitter.com/BjornLomborg/status/1449733786808328203(more…)
"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…
Below, I would like to share one of the most visual and brutal paragraphs in the book The Gulag Archipelago by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. This is in the chapter The Archipelago…
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.(more…)
In the following video, we see a 22-year-old German woman at an anti-mask event in Germany. In the video, she compares herself to Sophie Scholl. Upon hearing such a comparison,…
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.(more…)
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,”(more…)
In June, Gordon Klein, Lecturer in Accounting at UCLA, faced the chopping block after refusing to give special exemptions for minority students in his class.
After receiving an email requesting that Black students should receive special treatment Klein offered the following response.(more…)
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.(more…)