Inconvenient truths: the Elephant in the room

Propaganda is manipulative persuasion in the service of an agenda and is used by both the right and the left. Even the smartest people sometimes forget simple truths when confronted with repetitive reassuring lies. The post will provide resources that counter prevailing reassuring lies like low taxes and austerity are the holy grail of economic … Continue reading Inconvenient truths: the Elephant in the room

Conservative ideology is rife with attacks on Science and Data

It's important to understand why Conservatives have succumbed to Tribalism, Fake News, and are often anti-science, anti-data, anti-elites (i.e. experts), and anti-evidence-based-decision-making. Their ideology in Canada today is steeped in the history of Stephen Harper's influence on the Party and his belief in American Republicanism. The effects of Harper's Social Conservatism had an enormous effect … Continue reading Conservative ideology is rife with attacks on Science and Data