Con man

Doug Ford, Con Man

Ever since Rob Ford’s older, meaner brother Doug launched his campaign to become the conservative premier of Ontario, he’s been compared to aspiring demagogue Donald Trump. But it’s not just Ford’s angry-gleeful embrace of far-right populism, albeit minus much of the racism. Or the fact that he, too, pulled himself … Read More

The Shared Delusions of Liberals & Conservatives

When it comes to political positions, it appears that we’re all a bit delusional. More to the point, liberals tend to underestimate the amount of agreement amongst those who share their political position, whilst conservatives tend to overestimate how much other conservatives agree with each other. A study published in … Read More

A Bipartisan Sense of Superiority

Extreme liberals and conservatives might not agree on much, but here’s something they have in common: the further to the right or left they are, the more convinced they are of their own superiority. In a study published in Psychological Science, researchers attempting to study “intellectual humility”—that is, the degree … Read More

Don’t Like the Solutions to a Problem? Deny it Exists!

Ever wonder why liberals and conservatives can disagree so vehemently? Well, this may explain part of it: when we don’t like the potential solutions to a problem, we’re likely to deny that the problem exists. A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology has found that people … Read More

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