Canada’s slavery secret: The whitewashing of 200 years of enslavement – June 28, 2018 CBC article & broadcast

A June 28, 2018 CBC Radio article is entitled: “Canada’s slavery secret: The whitewashing of 200 years of enslavement.” An excerpt reads: Canada’s towns, parks and universities abound with statues and street signs that have immortalized our “founding fathers.” But there is no sign of the men, women and children that some of these powerful […]

Demographics and interests can perhaps explain a fair amount, as Weeden and Kurzban (2014) argue

In a previous post, I refer to a study entitled: The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind: How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Don’t Admit It (2014). The book features a couple of paragraphs (p. 207) that I am pleased to share with you: The causality is even harder to sort through when it […]

Learning to live in a post-fact world, where persuasion is most effective under conditions where facts don’t matter, is nothing new

I am currently working on my next opinion article for the Etobicoke Guardian / website, concerning the dismal history of land-use decision making in Long Branch. In a previous article, submitted on June 30, 2018, I spoke of the very desirable lakefront community of Long Branch. A subtext to my description of Long Branch – […]