Author Archives: Kris Nelson

Thought Crimes on the Rise! Is it Right or Acceptable to be Coerced into Using or Not Using Certain Words?

The social justice movement is becoming more of a joke than anything serious, and it’s lunacy is seeking to coerce people into using specific words to refer to people. Having an unauthorized thought or speaking words can get you in trouble. The Canadian socialist government controllers, cowardly as they are, might reach new lows for society as they tend to […]

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Does Competition in News or Information Markets Promote Truth?

The idea that truth prevails, especially in a competitive marketplace of ideas, is an idea that pervaded the minds of contributors to the First Amendment, and is also part of the basic tenants of communication policies in the United States. And let’s not forget it’s an essential foundation to justify and promote freedom of the press. But market pressures can […]

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How Emotions Manipulate People Into Accepting or Rejecting Information

Someone once commented on a Facebook post of mine: “Research suggests that logical arguments and facts are not what drives change. What really matters is how we make others feel.” Emotions can lead us to accept or reject valid information. This is true. Most people want you to make them “feel-good” about themselves or what you’re talking about. What your […]

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Nonhumans Can Judge Human Cooperation and Reciprocity

Most of us have a common sense to prefer to deal with others who demonstrate that they are fair, reasonable and can possibly be helpful as a result. Those who demonstrate unfairness and irrationality tend to be people that will not help us find solutions because they are incapable of doing so. People who display harmful intentions, outright harmful actions, […]

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The Infatuation with “Positivity” and Doing “Good”

Much of my work focuses on the negative. Why? Because people are already focused and infatuated on the positives (positivity) at the expense of ignoring the negative (as if looking and learning about the negatives is negativity). Facing the problems in the world and ourselves isn’t something comfortable to do. It’s easier for us to keep doing what is comfortable […]

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