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Politics

Total 10 Posts

All politicians must lie from time to time, so why is there so much outrage about George Santos?

5 min read
Constituents’ willingness to overlook deception may depend, in part, on whether politicians lie well and with a good purpose.

Never take Democracy for granted

3 min read
The January 8 riot attack on Brazil’s National Congress shows the consequences of choosing corrupt, populist, and fearmongering leaders.

The 2023 election calendar has some big ones

3 min read
New year, new election cycles with 2023 seeing five key races: Nigeria, Turkey, Pakistan, Thailand, and Argentina.

Politicians are getting older – shutting young people out of decision-making around the world

5 min read
Ageing politicians tend to dominate around the world. But young people will live the longest with the laws they are adopting now.

At Lula’s inauguration, did Bolsonaro ‘eat the last cannibal’?

3 min read
When Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, widely known as Lula, assumed the Brazilian presidency on New Year’s Day 2023, his predecessor had already created an element of something called ‘eating the cannibal’.

What do politicians really think of economists?

5 min read
Since the 2008 financial crisis, politicians from a range of parties and countries have reported losing respect for experts.

Cognitive biases and brain biology help explain why facts don’t change minds

6 min read
Here are some reasons for the natural human tendency to avoid or reject new information that runs counter to what you already know – and some tips on how to do better.
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