The Power of Partisanship
The Atlantic‘s It’s Not About the Economy is a disheartening, albeit unsurprising, read. It is just another reminder that partisanship trumps facts and evidence, which helps explain the difficulties in our current political context.
“People’s predispositions affect their factual beliefs about the world,” said Brendan Nyhan, a professor of government at Dartmouth College who has researched why people believe what they do about politics. “What we want to be true influences what we believe to be true.”
I recommend the whole piece.