"The obsessive centrists of the punditverse were abuzz today with praise for supposed centrist Democratic organization Third Way and their grumbling op-ed condemnation of Democratic liberal populism in abstract and “economic populists” like Sen. Elizabeth Warren in particular.
"But why would the Third Way, a very reasonable and centrist organization that just wants both parties to get along and agree to cut Social Security, Medicare, and other social programs be so very worked up about Elizabeth Warren, Wall Street reform, and the mere thought of breaking up large banks? Worked up enough to launch an apparently coordinated effort against those things?
Its that time of year again.Since last year’s giveaway was a smashing success, as promised, I’m doing it again! Good luck!
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This is a good way of rethinking this comparison for some people.
Most people, however, will respond more poorly to this not because the white man is the “normal”, but because $1.XX is seen by the vast majority as “about a dollar”. The rest of the number is irrelevant, because we’ve been taught by our brains that there’s only one significant digit here. This is why a two-dollar item is priced $1.99. It’s done this way because it works. So showing how much less than a dollar a woman and/or POC makes compared to a white male dollar is still going to resonate more with the brain than showing how much more than a dollar a white male makes compared to a woman and/or POC dollar.
Remember, when math meets brain, brain wins, even when it’s wrong. In fact, especially when it’s wrong.
Recommended reading: Anything by Malcolm Gladwell, but particularly Blink.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) announced earlier this month that state-owned National Guard facilities will no longer allow any married couples to apply for spousal benefits, regardless of whether they are same-sex or opposite-sex. The Supreme Court’s decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act means that servicemembers with same-sex spouses are now eligible for federal benefits. Fallin’s unusual tactic is designed to avoid having to recognize those couples, which she asserts would violate Oklahoma’s constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman.