Citizen Action Monitor

Emotional manipulation, distortion and lies have replaced reason in public discussion — How come?

Two reasons: first, rationality is no longer widely trusted or respected; second, people assume “I’m right! You’re irrational!” No 1881 Posted by fw, January 29, 2017 “The quality of debate in … Continue reading

January 29, 2017

Norwegian climate expert despairs over citizens’ rejection of proposed 1 percent tax hike to fight climate change

Most voters preferred to use the money for other causes, like yet another weekend shopping trip to London or Sweden Capitalism makes it profitable to postpone action on climate change; … Continue reading

January 20, 2015

Cruelty, hatred and irrational destructiveness are hard-wired in every one of us, says philosopher John Gray

Moreover, belief in the power of reason to improve humankind is delusional No 1109 Posted by fw, July 27, 2014 “If human beings were potentially capable of applying reason in … Continue reading

July 27, 2014