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Response to lefthandedskyhook (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:54 AM

15. Does George Lakoff research lies and anti-self interest?

I don't have time to do research, but I'm interested because this seems to be the foundation of their thought.

They want to be lied to, apparently, so why is that?

I can imagine situations when I might prefer a lie over the truth. I'd prefer people say I look good even if I don't. I'd prefer people say I'm smart even if I'm not.

Why do they lack self-interest?

Lots of these people are retired collecting considerable benefits from the government themselves, social security and pensions. Why are they asking for people who to stop caring about them? Is it their ego?

It don't get it, but I think this stuff is worth investigating.

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