Fundamental attribution error - what is it? In social psychology, fundamental attribution error is the tendency for people to over-emphasise personality-based explanations for an individual's behaviour, and under-emphasise situational and environmental explanations. “Psychologists refer to the inappropriate use of dispositional explanation as the fundamental attribution … [Read more...] about Fundamental attribution error in political media
George Monbiot explained neoliberalism simply and succinctly at the 2016 Hay Festival. Listen to his lecture here. In this accessible talk, Mr Monbiot answers the oft asked question: "what is neoliberalism?".He runs through a brief history of neoliberalism, explaining that neoliberal economics often passes without definition because it draws its power from … [Read more...] about Neoliberalism explained by George Monbiot
In The Men Who Made Us Spend BBC TV programmes, journalist Jacques Peretti presents his evidence, and offers no simple solutions. Back in 2002, when previewing Adam Curtis' The Century of the Self TV programmes, Bryan Appleyard wrote: "The Century of the Self is a startling revelation of the way things that we take for granted are, in fact, the result of specific ideas and … [Read more...] about Review: The Men Who Made Us Spend. Putting the con into consumerism?