Ever find yourself wondering if there’s a concerted effort to mess with our minds? Check out this article on mass psychology from Robert E. Wright. He describes 13 different psychological manipulation techniques and you’ll likely recognize many of them being used on us today.
With all the conflicting messages coming at us 24/7, it’s hard to know who or what to believe. And that task doesn’t get easier when some platforms choose to censor what they deem unpopular opinions. The answer to misinformation is more, not less free speech. John Stossell has a great column about how YouTube may have the right to freeze Sen. Rand Paul’s account but that doesn’t mean that it should.
Salt Lake City mayor Erin Mendenhall recently took it upon herself to declare an emergency and to issue a mandate requiring every student in K-12 schools in her city to wear masks. This is after the local school board specifically voted not to impose such a mandate after intense pressure from parents. Connor Boyack from Libertas Institute has a great explanation of why Mendenhall’s order is on shaky legal ground.