Jag Bhalla shares a pretty mind-blowing observation:
You are by nature self-deficient. Your constitution guarantees it, initially, chronically, and inalienably. Biology defying individualistic ideas now hide these once self-evident truths.
What does this have to do with the subject of this blog? It speaks to a bias that is likely to turn up in a lot of scholarly work.
Many “professional” thinkers haven’t properly digested that initial self-deficiency, “you could read 2,500 years of philosophy and find almost nothing about children,” observes Alison Gopnik.
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Too much “professional” thinking ignores that our only options have long been co-thriving or no thriving.
Does this explain the anti-AA bias among many professionals and experts? How about the the libertarian (individualistic) bias among many policy pundits?