So many questions. So few answers. More study is needed! And more money for more institutes!

Not really. There used to be a saying, to the effect of this:

“Reasonable people can disagree.”

Demogogues on both sides of the political spectrum have done their best to erase this rather noncontroversial thought, to the extent that we sometimes must be reminded of the following equation:

“Not all [enter the identity group of your choice] are [enter the political party of your choice] or are discriminatory towards [enter the identity group of your choice].”

The faster we can get back to “the other party just has different ideas” and get rid of “the other party is evil” the faster we can actually get back to a nation that’s capable of governing itself without feeling like it has to steamroller the opposition.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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