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Steven Pinker: Are guns to blame for America’s homicide rate?
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Steven Pinker: Are guns to blame for America’s homicide rate?

One of the big puzzles when it comes to understanding violence is why the American rate of violence is five to ten times higher than that of other wealthy democracies. There are countries that have spectacularly high rates of violence

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The Science of Fear-Mongering: How to Protect Your Mind from Demagogues | Susan David
Elections 101: Vice Presidential Picks
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Elections 101: Vice Presidential Picks

Vice presidents were picked, beginning in 1831, in the convention that picked the presidential candidate. But most of those conventions were, what we call today, brokered conventions in other words no one came in with a majority of Delegates and

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How to use personal, inner development to build strong democracies | Tomas Björkman | TEDxBerlin
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How to use personal, inner development to build strong democracies | Tomas Björkman | TEDxBerlin

Translator: Chryssa R. Takahashi Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Thank you. Thank you very much. It’s been a super exciting day today, and we have heard from many of the speakers today that we really live in turbulent times. We

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Elections 101: How Does the Presidential Election Affect Congressional Races?
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Elections 101: How Does the Presidential Election Affect Congressional Races?

Presidential elections do affect what happens down the ballot. When people go to the polls to vote in a presidential election year they’re usually drawn there by the presidential race. There are very few voters who are motivated to turn

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Why Your Brain Is A Surprising Threat To Democracy.
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Why Your Brain Is A Surprising Threat To Democracy.

Welcome Tweedesters, In this video, I will use university research papers to show how your brain is biased to certain beliefs, regardless of what facts are presented. There are two leading theories of human belief revision— desirability bias and confirmation

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How minority voters could swing the 2016 presidential election
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How minority voters could swing the 2016 presidential election

The rapid growth of hispanic, asian, and other minorities is the reason for this nation’s diversity explosion and has implications for our country’s elections. Combined, the growth of these populations accounted for more than nine tenths of the nation’s total

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Research Roundtable: Sustaining Nutrition Policy through Presidential Transitions
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Research Roundtable: Sustaining Nutrition Policy through Presidential Transitions

Hello, welcome to Research Roundtable! I’m Annette Brown, Principal Economist here at FHI 360. I’m here today with my colleague Jessica Escobar-Alegria. Jessica and her co-authors, Edward Frongillo and Christine Blake, published some research called “Sustainability of food and nutrition

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