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When are facts not facts?

When facts become part of identity, people will ignore them. Productive conversations can help.

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A Majority Exhausted with Polarization

77% of Americans are fed up with polarization. So, how come extreme views get so much attention?

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“Why won’t politicians take responsibility for their actions?”

There is political discontent because politicians duck their responsibilities, or blame others for their failures. Dissatified voters who dislike buck-passing politicians are in fact encouraging them.

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“Politicians don’t care for people like me”

Maybe it’s not just political discontent. An example of bureaucratismic discontent.

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‘Diploma democracy’ and Political Discontent

The ‘diploma democracy’ may be one reason for political discontent of some groups.

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Political Discontent = Populism

In this post I’m linking political discontent to populism. But what is populism and who support it?

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“The system is broken”

“The system is broken” is widely used by discontented people in the US as well as in the EU. Comparing to a car if it doesn’t run: is it total loss or are there some broken parts?

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Questions about Populism

Where does populism come from? And what does it mean for democracy?