If someone asked you to design a college course based around one debatable issue in politics, and to do it in the most comprehensible way possible, how different would that be than what you actually have researched about that topic?
Just kind of curious with what kind of shortcuts people are willing to take when it comes to educating themselves about important issues. I know I'd be sort of ashamed in most cases if I had to compare these two lists with complete honesty.
(This question is bought to you in part by pot)
Sidenote: Also, one time my friends recommended me this book, http://thepoliticalbrain.com/videos.php. It's called "The Political Brain" and it's about the role of emotion in taking in information in an unbiased way. Apparently, it shows how people have a tendency to reject any information that weakens or disproves their current beliefs. This whole concept is another way that hampers many people's decision making process.