debate

Taking Debate

When you don’t know the actual, statistical likelihood of something, the brain uses the most readily surfaceable image.  This is known as the availability heuristic, and it has been used by politicians to create unrealistic concepts that stick for decades.  In light of the current political climate, Anthony and Jeff discuss this phenomenon, and how we can protect ourselves against it.

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