I’ve authored Article #4 for the Daily Caller site. It’s entitled Facts Don’t Matter.
Juicy Excerpt: We all need to let it in that a lot of our beliefs about current developments are more rooted in an effort to justify our preexisting biases than they are informed and objective assessments of reality. Conservatives and liberals have “explained” the economic crisis primarily by filtering developments through their biases about the ineffectiveness of government (when it comes to conservatives) and the greed of bankers (when it comes to liberals). There’s no conventional political point pressed by placing the primary blame where I think it belongs — on the overvalued stock market of the late 1990s and the loss of wealth that took place with its inevitable collapse. A positive way to spin the Boston Globe article is to see that there may be solutions to our problems that we do not yet recognize because we are too caught up in efforts to put new problems into old pigeonholes.