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America the fair : using brain science to create a more just nation

Author: Dan Meegan
Publisher: Ithaca, New York : Cornell University Press, 2019. ©2019
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What makes a person liberal or conservative? Why does the Democratic Party scare off so many possible supporters? When does our "injustice trigger" get pulled, and how can fairness overcome our human need to look for a zero-sum outcome to our political battles?Tapping into a pop culture zeitgeist linking Bugs Bunny, Taylor Swift, and John Belushi; through popular science and the human brain; to our political  Read more...
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Meegan, Dan, 1968-
Make America fair again.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018057151
(DLC) 2018045569
(OCoLC)1077482347
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Meegan
ISBN: 9781501735486 1501735489
OCLC Number: 1090366398
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: AMERICA THE FAIR; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: From Carnage to Canada; 1. That's Not Fair!; 2. Blind Spots; 3. Oh, the Inequity!; 4. Double Down; 5. Getting to Know You; 6. Declaration of Interdependence; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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