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About me

Occupation attorney
Location San Diego, California, United States
Introduction Interest in politics is based on my personal opinion that American politics is far too irrational, based on fantasy over reality and driven by economic and/or ideological self-interest. Social science knows that the human mind is a self-deceiving spin machine that routinely trashes facts and logic to get believe it wants based on ideological or self-interest inspired fantasies (not reality). That led to discovery of a way to reduce (not totally eliminate) the problem. The question is whether Americans want to hear about it or not, and if so, whether they have the moral courage to accept that reality of human nature.
Interests Looking for American public interest in politics that is more objective (fact- and logic- based) than it is now, Pointing out the flaws and dangers of politics dominated by subjective personal ideology or morals and/or self-interest
Favorite Books Thinking - Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman 2011), Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction (Philip Tetlock 2015), The Righteous Mind (Johnathan Haidt 2012) Expert Political Judgment: How good it is - How can we know? (Philip Tetlock 2005)