world of weird things podcast: how dunning-kruger broke politics

You certainly don't want to trample on people's self-esteem. But some people just seem to have way too much, and when they do, a lot of very bad things tend to happen.
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As the world became more and more complicated and interconnected, an awful lot of people in both high and low places decided not only that they shouldn’t try to keep up with the pace of change, but they didn’t have to and learning about what was coming over the horizon next was unnecessary because they already knew everything there was to know. But why do people feel so self-confident and dismissive towards actual experts sounding alarms even as they see disasters unfold in real time in front of their noses? There’s a psychological phenomenon that explains exactly what’s happening and it’s called Dunning-Kruger.

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Articles covered or touched on in this episode…

The Science Of Confirmation Bias
How To Effectively Battle Dunning Kruger
Calling All Boss Haters
Bad Sleep In Senior Citizens Could Be An Early Symptom Of Alzheimer’s

Related articles and further reading…

In Defense Of (Some) Technocracy
This Is Your Brain. This Is Your Brain On Wealth And Power.
How Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

Intro/outro by Absolute Valentine, courtesy of Lazerdiscs Records

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