The Polling Crisis: Incongruence

Our current way of surveying the political landscape is by looking at diverse congregations of people within a larger global environment. Or, of course, as we need to hone in on America in this exercise, our current way of surveying in America would be national. Our current way of debating politics is from an individualistic-type…

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It’s time. (Step 1: Individual Autonomy & Positive Reinforcement)

It’s time to unfollow those republicans (specifically, GOP senators, Trump sycophants, etc.) on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc., that you were following just to “troll.” I am referring to the Republican senators, commentators, etc., that have been popping up in your social media feeds for the last 4-5 years.  The ones that raise your blood pressure,…

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Two Important Truths (Negative Reinforcement/Extinction)

This post refers to a behaviorism concept called negative reinforcement. I first discussed and defined the concept of negative reinforcement here, in the context of the Bob Woodward recordings. At a minimum, please know it is not the same as punishment (the media always gets that wrong. 😭). With that in mind, two important truths…

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Opinion | John Delaney: Pay Americans to take a coronavirus vaccine – The Washington Post

I’m afraid I have to disagree. This solution is not “simple.” While the reasoning behind this idea and the subsequent op-ed may sound, individuals’ health decisions should be 100% separate from their financial standing. Period. No matter what. Should the vaccine be free? Absolutely. Should the government provide free healthcare to all? Absolutely. Should an…

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Thanksgiving 2020

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