The Stunning Contrast Between Treatment of Hairdressers vs. Hooligans
May 31, 2020
A stunning contrast. Our leaders show more patience and respect (or is it fear?) for hooligans, thugs, and terrorists than for small business owners who pay the leaders' salaries and fill their campaign coffers. Political favoritism shown to violent street gangs will end, or the leaders will face a revolt from the right like nobody’s every seen before. When people feel their backs are to the wall, they fight for their lives.
There Are No Experts: Food, Riots, and Coronavirus
May 30, 2020
Today’s post was supposed to be about the public health crisis caused by the Coronavirus quarantine, but something more urgent came up. The Dunning-Kruger effect is a fascinating cognitive bias that causes enormous human suffering. We see it in the prolonged over-reaction to Coronavirus and the riots following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The experts include politicians, police, and community activists (peaceful). Non-experts include anarchists and rioters, on the one side, and anti-riot militias, on the other.