When facts become part of identity, people will ignore them. Productive conversations can help.
77% of Americans are fed up with polarization. So, how come extreme views get so much attention?
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.
Maybe it’s not just political discontent. An example of bureaucratismic discontent.
The ‘diploma democracy’ may be one reason for political discontent of some groups.
So who are these populist voters? In ‘The psychological roots of populist voting: Evidence from the United States, the Netherlands and Germany’ (2015), authors look for personality traits that might indicate a preference for populist parties.
In this post I’m linking political discontent to populism. But what is populism and who support it?
“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?
Where does populism come from? And what does it mean for democracy?