On Bullshit, and What We Want to Be True

This is a must read article.

(…) the function of bullshit in public discourse is to shift power. We when participate in the argument, we participate in the shifting of power, which is itself an illusion of power. If I tried to convince you that taxing the rich is a bad idea or a good idea, all that should matter is my participation, my attempt to move the needle.

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