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PostPosted: Sun 17 Nov, 2019 2:05 pm 
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WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS

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The belief that a big fiscal expansion would run into trouble was reasonable once. But people often hold onto ideas long after they’ve ceased to be valid.

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Nov, 2019 2:47 pm 
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Now, here I part company with many on the left who like to blame media bias. Yes, this might well amplify these sources of hostility to Labour’s economic plans. But as Daniel Kahneman showed, people often go wrong without any prompting from the media. Cognitive biases matter in politics, as they do in all other walks of life.


This is probably true to a degree. Most people will only process the primary effects of a particular policy because weighing up all the myriad impacts is too complex. Weighing up things such as the bureaucratic cost of means testing against the savings of providing a perk just to the poorest, for instance, involves thinking far more deeply and comprehensively about political policy than the average person tends to care to.

Which is why trust is so important. People don't need to understand how spending can be afforded if they trust the politician who is telling them it can be done.

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Dent Coad talking legal action against Gyimah over his Grenfell comments.


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The town’s[Woking's] Pizza Express listing on Google has been inundated with fake reviews since the duke’s[Prince Andrew's] interview aired last night. “It has been 18 years since I visited, but I remember it like it was yesterday,” wrote someone using the name David Branwood.

“I was sweating profusely. So were all the other customers. It was hot. But one man, one mysterious man, was ice-cool, sweat-free,” it continued, a dig at the duke’s claims that he lost the ability to sweat following an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands war. (Guardian)


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We are due one of Sky's nocturnal visits soon. Maybe.


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As if by magic.

I passed two spice zombies on my way to catch the bus. They were in the entrance to House of Fraser and they were vertical.

This was new and impressive so I attempted to communicate and eventually one of them very slowly raised his thumb so obviously he was ok and I went on my way without disturbing them further.


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Nov, 2019 12:34 am 
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None of us can predict anything.

We're all helpless clinging on to whatever makes us feel better.

Hoping for the best.

Not fun is it?

Sounds a bit like being mentally ill.


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