Í Do Facts Matter? À Download by ☆ Jennifer Hochschild
Í Do Facts Matter? À Download by ☆ Jennifer Hochschild Required reading if anyone has an interest in the political asymmetry between political parties and action groups The authors delineate between four main groups, each of whom have a completely different regard for facts Leading the political and social groups, Hochschild and Einstein identify the Active Informed, the Jeffersonial Ideal of the civic yeoman, the citizen who reads, discusses, votes and participates in taxes for the community next, the Inactive Informed, those who know the information but remain lethargic, and apathetic third, the Active Misinformed, an energized group that disregards facts to maintain its confirmation bias and finally and only covered in a trace manner , Inactive Misinformed. Moving individuals from Active Misinformed to Active Informed is the most difficult transfer It may be easier to motivate the Inactive Informed when that group begins to los Interesting And sad, given the number of people who act with disregard for facts.
Many Americans are concerned about inactive, uninformed citizens, yet the inactive, informed can be frustrating The most dangerous are the active, misinformed, however In many instances, politicians benefit tremendously by keeping it that way, and the incentives for change are not strong enough So, for example, will his claim that vaccines are linked to autism be Donald Trump s Bachmann moment Maybe not. A Democracy Falters When Most Of Its Citizens Are Uninformed Or Misinformed, When Misinformation Affects Political Decisions And Actions, Or When Political Actors Foment Misinformation The State Of Affairs The United States Faces Today, As This Timely Book Makes Painfully Clear In Do Facts Matter Jennifer L Hochschild And Katherine Levine Einstein Start With Thomas Jefferson S Ideal Citizen, Who Knows And Uses Correct Information To Make Policy Or Political Choices What, Then, The Authors Ask, Are The Consequences If Citizens Are Informed But Do Not Act On Their Knowledge More Serious, What If They Do Act, But On Incorrect Information Analyzing The Use, Nonuse, And Misuse Of Facts In Various Cases Such As The Call To Impeach Bill Clinton, The Response To Global Warming, Clarence Thomas S Appointment To The Supreme Court, The Case For Invading Iraq, Beliefs About Barack Obama S Birthplace And Religion, And The Affordable Care Act Hochschild And Einstein Argue Persuasively That Errors Of Commission That Is, Acting On Falsehoods Are Even Troublesome Than Errors Of Omission While Citizens Inability Or Unwillingness To Use The Facts They Know In Their Political Decision Making May Be Frustrating, Their Acquisition And Use Of Incorrect Knowledge Pose A Far Greater Threat To A Democratic Political System Do Facts Matter Looks Beyond Individual Citizens To The Role That Political Elites Play In Informing, Misinforming, And Encouraging Or Discouraging The Use Of Accurate Or Mistaken Information Or Beliefs Hochschild And Einstein Show That If A Well Informed Electorate Remains A Crucial Component Of A Successful Democracy, The Deliberate Concealment Of Political Facts Poses Its Greatest Threat