Conspiracy Theories & Other Dangerous Ideas

Conspiracy Theories & Other Dangerous Ideas

Book - 2014 | 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. --
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The most controversial essays from the bestselling author once called the most dangerous man in America--collected for the first time.

The nation's most-cited legal scholar who for decades has been at the forefront of applied behavioral economics, and the bestselling author of Nudge and Simpler , Cass Sunstein is one of the world's most innovative thinkers in the academy and the world of practical politics. In the years leading up to his confirmation as the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), Sunstein published hundreds of articles on everything from same-sex marriage to cost-benefit analysis. Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas is a collection of his most famous, insightful, relevant, and inflammatory pieces. Within these pages you will learn:

* Why perfectly rational people sometimes believe crazy conspiracy theories
* What wealthy countries should and should not do about climate change
* Why governments should allow same-sex marriage, and what the "right to marry" is all about
* Why animals have rights (and what that means)
* Why we "misfear," meaning get scared when we should be unconcerned and are unconcerned when we should get scared
* What kinds of losses make us miserable, and what kinds of losses are absolutely fine
* How to find the balance between religious freedom and gender equality
* And much more . . .

Cass Sunstein is a unique, controversial, and exciting voice in the political world. A man who cuts through the fog of left vs. right arguments and offers logical, evidence-based, and often surprising solutions to today's most challenging questions.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9781476726625
Characteristics: xviii, 267 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jan 28, 2015

Those crazy conspiracy theories: like why the US government refuses to release 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission Report citing involvement of the Saudis in the attacks on 9/11/01? Those crazy conspiracy theories: like why when Julie Sirrs was with the DIA, and she returned with evidence that the oil company, Unocal, and the CIA were arming and financing the Taliban and al Qaeda, the DIA revoked her security clearance and forced her out? Oh yeah, and she also returned with a warning of an impending terrorist attack on US soil [9/11/01]. Those crazy conspiracy theories from Cass Sunstein, and even crazier ones from his wife, Susan Powers, ambassador to the United Nations!

Mar 27, 2014

Cass Sunstein, Harvard dude, appointed to Obama's administration [his wife, Susan Powers, is the Ambassador to the UN] claims conspiracy theories abound - - so let's just dwell on several facts:
(1) according to declassified CIA documents, they CIA met with known [they mention they are aware of this] attempted presidential assassin, Jean Souetre, in Lisbon, some months prior to the murder of President Kennedy in Dallas on 11/22/63 [Souetre was involved in multiple attempts on the life of President DeGaulle of France], then further CIA docs reveal an expulsion order from them, to deport Jean Souetre from Dallas, TX, just a few hours after the assassination of President Kennedy! [Does anyone else find this incredibly strange and damning?]; and, (2) the CIA was tracking and aware of terrorists involved in the bombings of US embassies in Africa, and the attack on the USS Cole, when they arrived and were in the USA, right up until the time they boarded those four airliners on 9/11. In fact, there are eyewittnesses who believe the CIA met with some of those hijackers! [Does anyone else find this incredibly strange and damning?] Any help from Sunstein on this matter, other than promoting Anti-National Security items like Lockheed Martin's LM Wisdom to attack the unions, would be appreciated!

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