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465: SPEED AND POLITICS (Part Three - Don't Disregard System One)

465: SPEED AND POLITICS (Part Three - Don't Disregard System One)

With Steve Patterson - Steve is a rationalist philosopher and author working outside of academia. He returns to discuss the current state of anti-intellectualism and irrationality in politics. We then transition into a related discussion about Thinking, Fast and Slow. Referencing back to our earlier series, The Principles of Learning ANYTHING, Steve argues that System One is actually the "best friend" of System Two.

Steve's Review of Politics In 2016
-Positive trends including Milo Yiannopolis?
-Academia's culpability in Trump's election
-Why many in the right-leaning media are more rational
-Is it over for the Mainstream Media?
-The groundwork for soft fascism
-Nationalism and tribalism

Thinking Fast and Slow
-Steve's book review
-Philosophical problems: are people completely irrational?
-"The Hot Hand" - the zone is more than just luck
-Practice vs. luck: we can transfer slow and careful system two thinking into efficient system one functioning
-System one and the subconscious
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