[LINK] Balance the enemy of facts (was Re: Jobs not all bad)

Stephen Wilson swilson at lockstep.com.au
Fri Oct 21 12:38:18 AEDT 2011

On 21/10/2011 9:02 AM, Richard Chirgwin wrote:

>  Stephen Colbert, apparently ... "Reality has a well-known liberal bias".

I wonder if right-wing bias is explained by an inability to understand 
the Prisoner's Dilemna, and the consequential and inevitable Tragedies 
of the Commons that bedevil most of the planet?  The left wing bias is 
about collective good rather than self-interest.

So game theory is more important than physics here.  Whether one bias is 
more "natural" than the other comes back to the question of how human 
wisdom comes to trump animal instinct.  Or indeed -if- it does.


Steve Wilson.

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