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Why do Americans Trust the Government?

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Most Americans trust their government. They shouldn’t. People often reveal this default position in the way they respond to any suggestion that the government might act with intentionally nefarious intent. They will throw around words like “stupid,” “absurd,” and “idiotic,” without actually engaging the argument itself. They view the possibility of intentional government malfeasance so […]

I Fear Fear

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I’ve been thinking a lot about fear lately. Between the Ebola and ISIS, many Americans seem to be in a state of near panic. The Ebola, in particular, seems to have the general population particularly scared. In fact, some of the social media commentary I’ve seen borders on hysteria. I really can’t put it into […]