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Riffing on David Hume and Jonathan Haidt

We human creatures are sufficiently intelligent to concoct stories to tell to ourselves that enable us to believe whatever it is we wish to believe. But our intelligence regularly falls short of enabling us to distinguish, amidst the many stories told, the relatively few sensible ones from the crowded swarm of stories that are wackadoodle. Most of the notions held dear and true about the operation of the economy, government, and society are not merely uninformed; they are completely preposterous.