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The Obamacare Hater Who Learned (Belatedly) That He Himself Has a Bad Case of Obamacare

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This article ns the Observer is definitely worth reading. Ironically, the Observer is owned by Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law.

Written by LeisureGuy

12 January 2017 at 12:46 pm

Posted in Government, Healthcare

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  1. I hate saying this, but this is the kind of person that voted Trump into office. Willfully ignorant, even of the nature something so important to his own life. This goes at the core of our problems as a nation. Democracy only functions property with an informed electorate. There are now so many forces at work — Fox News, Facebook, even intervention by Russian sponsored cyber hacks — to misinform people and render them captured by their own confirmation bias. Deeply troubling.

    Alex

    13 January 2017 at 1:37 pm

  2. Several times I’ve blogged about the importance of making such that children acquire and practice critical thinking skills, with exercises throughout the 12 years of elementary and secondary education. (Edward de Bono’s Cognitive Research Trust sells a set of weekly 1-hour lessons for each grade that does a good job, based on evaluations of its use in schools in many countries.)

    Critical thinking skills are what enables a citizen to make sensible judgments about information he encounters. However, those whose success depends heavily on people lacking such skills will strongly oppose teaching the skills. (Cf. food companies that fought extremely hard against providing the Nutrition Facts information on their foods: they don’t want people to know what they’re eating.)

    Thus the GOP strongly opposes teaching critical thinking skills, and in fact the Texas GOP tried to make it illegal to teach critical thinking skills in public schools.

    And, of course, parents who treasure beliefs and attitudes that don’t hold up against critical thinking would also not want their children learning to question those beliefs and attitudes. It seems as though many parents want to ensure that their children do NOT outperform the parents.

    Also, take a look at Important post in DailyKos: “Why are people surprised when a dysfunctional community votes against their self-interests?” that I blogged 11 days ago.

    LeisureGuy

    13 January 2017 at 2:06 pm


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