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28 Post author: RobbBB 21 July 2014 10:14PM

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Comment author: ChristianKl 23 July 2014 09:39:52AM 0 points [-]

Even if you ignore the tribalism problem, politics is still a giant black hole for cognition. 90% of people gain nothing more than entertainment from thinking or talking about it. It's a mind killer in terms of opportunity costs.

I think you underrate the difference between politicians who feel like they are accountable to a public that watches their actions and politicians who don't.