Ballot Talks: “The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind”

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Guests: Jason Weeden, Robert Kurzban

In this edition of Ballot Talks: While media outlets, polls, and dinner table discussions might lead one to believe that voting and political alignment are based on ideology and abstract ideas about justice, our guests this hour have a different take. They argue that voters are most often driven by self-interest, and the direct result of legislation and policies on themselves. UPenn psychology professor, ROBERT KURZBAN, and lawyer and psychology researcher, JASON WEEDEN, are the authors of The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind: How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won’t Admit It.

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