Why only individual thinking can reunite America

Thinking in teams is destroying American life

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  • Inequality is the root cause of America's political circus.
  • Americans are sacrificing their future for their political team
  • To win against populism, foster individual thinking
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How inequality destroys the future by focusing on the past

Great again? Why America stopped looking forward to the future.

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  • Income inequality is dividing Americans.
  • Wages haven't risen in 30 years, while prices for housing, schools, and basic goods has.
  • Canny (and uncanny) politicians have learned how to milk the politics of fear by comparing the present to the past.
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Data vs. knowledge: Why only the wise understand the difference

You are leaking data, and absorbing it, says Yale historian Timothy Snyder. But for whose benefit?

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  • It's naive to think that data automatically produces knowledge, says Yale historian Timothy Snyder.
  • Data scientists should study the humanities to see the world more clearly, and gain the wisdom to wield data.
  • Perhaps the next basic civil right in the U.S. should be controlling your own data, and having basic access to easily understood facts.
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Political outrage: Why all sides get it wrong about the arc of history

Is there an arc to history? The danger that we’re in right now in the U.S. is that we’re shifting from a politics of inevitability to a politics of eternity, which affects how we view history, believes historian Timothy Snyder.

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Is there an arc to history? The danger that we’re in right now in the U.S. is that we’re shifting from a politics of inevitability to a politics of eternity, believes historian Timothy Snyder. That means whether we want to or not, America is moving squarely back into history, when anything can happen. Europe too has its own politics of inevitability to deal with, as the idea of the European Union implies believing in history that simply never happened.