I’m certainly not trained in behavioral psychology but a truism is that liberals, and especially liberal politicians, seems to think that education is always the magic carpet that will turn around a societal ailment, undesirable condition or human attribute, or whatever. “We need to spend more on education, and then people will understand the problem and we’ll solve it.” Of course education and being properly informed is always part of the equation, but not usually the silver bullet that works in the absence of other efforts. Nor does it work too well solo when an issue runs counter to our societal and individual free wills – what we want to do vs. what we really should do.
great example out today in a poll conducted by AP-NORC
Center for Public Affairs Research related to how the public views
saving energy and whether they put knowledge into action. With many issues we
face, we often don’t take actions, even when we’re quite clear on the knowledge