Episode 37: This Is Your Brain On Politics—Or Why Progressives Lose

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Our brains are hard-wired when it comes to political ideology. Until people understand how the brain processes political ideas—based on circuitry we aren’t even aware of—progressives, not to mention the Democratic Party, will continue to lose elections. That’s the view of political linguistics guru George Lakoff, who comes back to the podcast for another in-depth conversation with me.

In the midst of the health care battle and more losses for Democrats in special election, Lakoff chats about why conservatives think the way they do, why Jon Ossoff was a dumb candidate and if there is any hope for political change.

And we wrap up with our Robber Baron of the week: British Airways CEO Alex Cruz who is engaging in ugly strike-breaking tactics.

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