It’s the economy, stupid! Pascal Boyer

 
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14 October 2019 22:58
 

It’s the economy, stupid! Pascal Boyer

I thought this was really interesting.

Sorry best free link I could find for this which I read in New Scientist.

https://www.academia.edu/40441095/Boyer_FolkEconomics_NewScientist

 
 
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Even on death’s doorstep, Trevor was not angry. In fact, he staunchly supported the stance promoted by his elected officials. “Ain’t no way I would ever support Obamacare or sign up for it,” he told me. “I would rather die.” When I asked him why he felt this way even as he faced severe illness, he explained: “We don’t need any more government in our lives. And in any case, no way I want my tax dollars paying for Mexicans or welfare queens.”

At the most basic level, Trevor died of the toxic effects of liver damage caused by hepatitis C. Yet Trevor’s deteriorating condition resulted also from the toxic effects of dogma.” —Dying of Whiteness —Jonathan M. Metzl