The tendency to see life as zero-sum exacerbates political conflicts. Six studies (N = 3223) examine the relationship between political ideology and zero-sum thinking: the belief that one party’s gains can only be obtained at the expense of another party’s losses. We find that both liberals and conservatives view life as zero-sum when it benefits them […] The post The politics of zero-sum thinking appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
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The contentiousness is much worse in Europe, where zero- and negative-sum thinking is the order of...The contentiousness is much worse in Europe, where zero- and negative-sum thinking is the order of the day. That is the theme of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one bit: In most of Europe, it’s hard to see much good news. It’s one thing not to have a vaccine. It’s far worse to turn […] The post Vaccine politics in Europe and America...