Monthly Archives: October 2013

Stop Electing Idealists!

Americans love idealists. We love the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington type, the guy who sticks to his guns and holds to conviction through thick and thin and shows all those corrupt Washington bureaucrats what happens when one man shows that when you believe in something, you truly can change the world. And yet, as […]

Reciprocity and Moral Palates

I recently came across some writing that described the differing “moral palates” of conservatives and liberals. Based on Jonathan Haidt’s book, this theory essentially divides up morality into several occasionally competing moral compass points (here stated as care for others, justice/fairness, loyalty to the in-group, authority and respect for the sacred.) Conservatives, he says, have […]