In Politics, Forget the Money – Follow the Sacredness

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Confused by American politics? All hail the sacred cow!

It’s an election season in the U.S. – and time to haul out the ideological arguments on…well, just about everything. Why do liberals and conservatives disagree so fundamentally on so many issues? Forget about “following the money,” – there’s more at stake here. In the piece in The New Yorker Jonathan Haidt explains why groups coalesce around what they believe to be sacred – and shares how we might be better of using basic sociology to get things done, both in Washington, and in our own lives.

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