Saturday, January 10, 2015

Two Stories about Capitalism

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt explains why, whether you're on the left or the right politically, you're foolish and irrational. 

Even the experts are biased when it comes to economics and other politicized questions. The stories we tell about capitalism (e.g.) exert a profound influence on our perception of reality, making consensus and progress towards solutions difficult.

Haidt has produced two complementary videos which brilliantly illustrate the stories people tell about capitalism: "Capitalism is exploitation" vs. "Capitalism is liberation." Which myth is the foundation of your political faith? :)
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