Tag Archive for: polarization

Why Public Discourse Has Become So Stupid

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In this episode of The Good Fight, host Yascha Mounk speaks with Jonathan Haidt about how we can make social media less toxic, what political and technological reforms might help fix the problem, and how we can empower the moderate majority to fight for its values.

The Unique Stupidity of the Last Decade in America

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In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Jonathan Haidt about social media and how these platforms have changed social relationships and political discourse, and how this impacts business.

In Confronting a Polarized Workforce, Persuasion Is Not the Goal. Learning Is!

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"Persuasion is a zero-sum game," says Harvard psychologist Julia Minson. "Whereas learning can be a massive win-win." In her new book I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times,…

Fear and Frustration Are Taking Over the World

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https://youtu.be/wlmtuKCWG7s?t=96 In this conversation hosted by the Judge Business School at Cambridge University, historian Yuval Noah Harari speaks with Jonathan Haidt about our most pressing challenges in an accelerating, tech-driven…

The Reason We’re Becoming More Extreme

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https://youtu.be/t_G240I5zF8 In this episode of Reality Check on CNN, host John Avlon speaks with Jon Haidt about the psychology of authoritarianism in politics. They discuss why both the political left and right are becoming more extreme,…

The Need for Socially Distanced Citizens

Democracy often looks like masses in the streets. But it also looks like a citizen sitting alone, grappling with ideas that are removed from the politics of the day. Google the phrase “what democracy looks like.” You’ll get thousands…

How Political Polarization Affects Our Personal and Professional Lives

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Listen to "#29 - How Political Polarization Affects Our Personal and Professional Lives" on Spreaker. In this episode of the Breaking the Fever podcast, we speak with Alison Goldsworthy, Laura Osborne, and Alexandra Chesterfield—the authors…

How to Understand Political Polarization in the Workplace

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg1YIZLaRKA&t=209s In this conversation from the NeuroLeadership Institute, host David Rock speaks with Jon Haidt and Alison Taylor about the social and technological origins of our politically polarized…

Why a Basecamp Founder’s Blog Post Blew the Company Up

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Basecamp sought to transcend the messy, fraught political discussions—particularly about racism—that surround all of us with the quick fix of stifling speech on those topics in their chat forums. In 2018, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier…

New Evidence That British Workplaces Are Losing Viewpoint Diversity

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Our data found marked differences between generations in terms of their core beliefs. In the United Kingdom, most people don’t feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. For two-thirds of the population, talking politics sincerely,…