NOTE: My statements are not necessarily my opinions. I often post point-counterpoint essays in which I strongly take one side of an issue and later counter that with antithetical views. This intellectual exercise helps me see the merit in opposing opinions and augments my creativity.
Not all liberals want more of your money
As we approach yet another election cycle, we're certain to hear conservatives say that liberals want to steal their money. I believed that when I was wholly conservative, but now that I agree with liberals on some issues, I know that not everyone with liberal ideas wants more of your paycheck.
Yes, I want to give more, and I hope you do, too, but we can give more at less cost to us. If you're baffled by how to do that, read my article explaining it as well as interesting psychological research elucidating resistance to my plan.
Incidentally, that research explains why intelligent people who desperately want certain objectives often intentionally do things to sabotage their chances of getting what they want. The noose around our necks, alas, is not entirely placed there by people who want to control us; most of the control comes from individuals screwing themselves and their children out of a brighter future because they're too ignorant about psychology to understand why they act in such counterproductive ways.
So do yourself and your children a favor: grab a cup of coffee, read my article, and loosen the noose around your neck.
The views expressed on this page may or may not reflect my current opinions, nor do they necessarily represent my past ones. After reading a slice of what I wrote in my various websites and books, you may conclude that I am a liberal Democrat or a conservative Republican. Wrong; there is a better alternative
. Just as the primary benefit from debate classes results when students present and defend opinions contrary to their own, I use a similar strategy as a creative writing tool to expand my brainpower—and yours. Mystified?
Stay tuned for an explanation. PS: The wheels in your head are already turning a bit faster, aren't they?
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald
Reference: Imagining dialogue can boost critical thinking
: Excerpt: “Examining an issue as a debate or dialogue between two sides helps people apply deeper, more sophisticated reasoning …”
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