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On the Surface, Hungary Is a Democracy. But What Lies Underneath? - The New York Times
It is a recurrent paradox of Mr. Orban’s rule: Despite all the steps he has taken to erode the Hungarian democratic process, Mr. Orban has rarely allowed his government to get its way by blatant force.
...“Democracy is not just a voting system. It is a culture that respects truth,” he said. If a government prevents the public from accessing true information, he said, through “a propaganda system that lies to everyone in the country, then everyone will vote for the supreme leader every time. And that’s not democracy.”
And it is this paradox that explains why analysts struggle to judge whether Hungary is still a democracy, and why Mr. Orban’s friends and foes alike ascribe increasing importance to the inner workings of this small and previously marginal country.
Trump  authority  trust  Latino  fear  state  Leadership  Passions  reasoning  Violence_y_Power  Power_materials 
december 2018 by Jibarosoy
Trump’s America: Aggrieved and Adoring Voices From Inside the Presidential Bubble - The New York Times
But inside the bubble, it is different. Inside, supporters share Mr. Trump’s view that men are the aggrieved gender. Inside, they vent their fury at Democrats and the news media using the president’s incendiary language. Inside, they harbor Mr. Trump’s conspiracy theories and echo his dark fear of immigrants.

Like Mr. Trump, the president’s most fervent supporters are not swayed by facts they consider inconvenient. Mr. Trump tells them the economy is the best the country has ever had, and they believe him, even if their communities are still struggling. The attacks on Mr. Trump only reinforce what they believe: He is on their side, no matter what.
In dozens of interviews with Republican voters at 11 rallies across eight states, one thing is clear: The country is no longer divided into Red America and Blue America. It is cleaved cleanly between two realities — Trump’s America and everyone else.
Trump  Passions  reasoning  state  Power_in_America  Psychology  morals  trust  Violence_y_Power  Leadership 
december 2018 by Jibarosoy
China’s Social Credit System puts its people under pressure to be model citizens
It is a question Chinese authorities have been exploring for more than ten years. When the plan to construct a Social Credit System was first proposed in 2007, the primary goal was to restore market order by leveraging the financial creditworthiness of businesses and individuals.

The scope of the project has gradually infiltrated other aspects of daily life.

Actions that can now harm one’s personal credit record include not showing up to a restaurant without having cancelled the reservation, cheating in online games, leaving false product reviews, and jaywalking.
Passions  state  trust  social  china  Pol.11  Pol.12  Power_materials  intelligence  Violence_y_Power  Leadership  fear 
december 2018 by Jibarosoy
Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras - The New York Times
Some places are further along than others. Invasive mass-surveillance software has been set up in the west to track members of the Uighur Muslim minority and map their relations with friends and family, according to software viewed by The New York Times.

“This is potentially a totally new way for the government to manage the economy and society,” said Martin Chorzempa, a fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

“The goal is algorithmic governance,” he added.
Passions  state  Power_materials  Psychology  trust  intelligence  Leadership  Violence_y_Power  Pol.11  Pol.12 
december 2018 by Jibarosoy
China's Chilling 'Social Credit System' Is Straight Out of Dystopian Sci-Fi, And It's Already Switched On
It's been in the pipeline for years: a sprawling, technological mass surveillance network the likes of which the world has never seen. And it's already been switched on.

China's "Social Credit System" – which is expected to be fully operational by 2020 – doesn't just monitor the nation's almost 1.4 billion citizens. It's also designed to control and coerce them, in a gigantic social engineering experiment that some have called the "gamification of trust".

That's because the massive project, which has been slowly coming together for over a decade, is about assigning an individual trust score to each and every citizen, and to businesses too.

According to China's Communist Party, the system will "allow the trustworthy to roam freely under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step".
Passions  reasoning  state  trust  communism  Pol.11  Pol.12  Psychology  Power_materials  Violence_y_Power  China 
december 2018 by Jibarosoy
Legendary Physicist David Bohm on the Paradox of Communication, the Crucial Difference Between Discussion and Dialogue, and What Is Keeping Us from Listening to One Another – Brain Pickings
Different groups … are not actually able to listen to each other. As a result, the very attempt to improve communication leads frequently to yet more confusion, and the consequent sense of frustration inclines people ever further toward aggression and violence, rather than toward mutual understanding and trust
Pol._185  truth  trust  philosophy  words  Power_materials  Research  debating  community 
may 2018 by Jibarosoy
Young Americans May Feel Lonely, But It's Not an Epidemic - CityLab
Even surrounded by fellow commuters, scanning a phone that connects you to thousands of peers, you sometimes can’t help but feel lonely. If that describes you, rest assured: You’re not alone.

In fact, in a new survey from the health insurance provider Cigna, nearly 50 percent of American respondents reported feeling socially isolated. More surprisingly, the most afflicted group in the survey wasn’t the retired or elderly, as is traditionally believed. Instead, it was young adults: Gen Z-ers—those currently between 18 and 22 years old—are the loneliest generation.
Pol._185  Putnam  community  trust  Power_materials 
may 2018 by Jibarosoy
Bribery, Cooperation, and the Evolution of Prosocial Institutions - Evonomics
There is nothing natural [1] about democracy. There is nothing natural about living in communities with complete strangers. There is nothing natural about large-scale anonymous cooperation. Yet, this morning, I bought a coffee from Starbucks with no fear of being poisoned or cheated. I caught a train on London’s underground packed with people I’ve never met before and will probably never meet again. If we were commuting chimps in a space that small, it would have been a scene out of the latest Planet of the Apes by the time we reached Holborn station. We’ll return to this mystery in a moment.
IPE  pol.639  democracy  Pol._185  state  Power_materials  Violence_y_Power  trust  Groups  SON  Pol.11  evolution  society  passions 
march 2018 by Jibarosoy
What deduction games like Werewolf tell us about ourselves / Boing Boing
After its creation, Davidoff’s game spread and mutated like a virus. A loose network of geeks and nerds taught each other how to play at colleges, conferences and conventions. Sometimes they added new twists. At some point — probably in the mid to late 1990s — a few players decided to switch the game’s theme from organized crime to werewolves. That choice began to solidify in 1997 when an interactive fiction enthusiast named Andrew Plotkin brought Werewolf back to his local game group. The group happened to include Looney Labs founder and game designer Andrew Looney. Four years later, Looney Labs produced custom art and cards for a small, promotional run of Are you a Werewolf. Soon after, the company began selling it.
games  Simulations  pol.639  Pol._185  philosophy  truth  trust 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
Intelligent people are more likely to trust others -- ScienceDaily
Lead author Noah Carl, from the Department of Sociology, said: 'Intelligence is shown to be linked with trusting others, even after taking into account factors like marital status, education and income. This finding supports what other researchers have argued, namely that being a good judge of character is a distinct part of human intelligence which evolved through natural selection. However, there are other possible interpretations of the evidence, and further research is needed to disentangle them.'
emotional  intelligence  relationships  trust  Psychology 
march 2014 by Jibarosoy
The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love | Brain Pickings
As for the age-old tension between reason and intuition, it turns out that Susan Sontag was right in asserting that intuition and the intellect serve us best in tandem. DeSteno writes: Intuitions, or hunches, are usually less variable than conscious evaluations. As a result, they [tend to] provide more accurate assessments of another’s trustworthiness. There are two reasons for this superiority. The first, as we’ll see in chapter 6, is that the nonconscious mind is more attuned to reading the true indicators of trustworthiness than is the conscious one. The second is that the nonconscious mind is also less amenable to our own influence. We’ve all had the experience of trying to talk ourselves into or out of something, meaning that we’ve all had the experiencing of trying to override our intuitions. He adds a word of empirically tested advice: Listen to your hunches; hear them out. While intuitions may not always be right, they are more often than not — a fact alone that warr
relationships  marriage  Psychology  trust  luchi  MOSQUITO 
february 2014 by Jibarosoy

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