There is now an archive page for this newsletter. In previous issues, we looked at biases like solution aversion and the objective paradox that can derail attempts to break smart. Continuing with that theme, here's another big one: being unable to listen to people who disagree strongly with you. This is an especially strong force on the Internet and can severely limit the value you get out of being online, as this
The job of trolls are to behave like Diogenes: that all the sincere idealists (or the Clueless in Gervais Principle) will miss the point of reality by indulging in ungrounded theory (posturetalk). To understand them requires an understanding on the deconstruction of partisanship language (BS language as sanitized gametalk). This is how the missing "real talk" can be delivered: through a court jester.