Attractive and unattractive people will complain about the importance placed on appearances for entirely opposed, but equally self-interested reasons.
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How to deal with Russia’s annexation of Crimea? Last night’s Iannucci-esque leak of a photograph of a document carried into Downing Street by a government official laid out in black and white the difficulty that America will face in imposing their much vaunted ‘costs’ on Russia. 960 more words
Human beings are self-interested. While this may not always be the case, we certainly have our moments. If you ask, say, your co-workers to lend you a thousand dollars, you’d expect them to ask in turn, “What’s in it for us?” I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with making decisions that put your concerns over those of others, just that self-interest may clash with concepts like rationality, morality, and virtue. 879 more words
This award-winning post was originally published on May 29, 2013.
By Chris Simmons
The most diabolical, manipulative, and extraordinarily successful interrogation ploy I used to interrogate High-Value terrorists in Iraq was the Prisoners’ Dilemma. 598 more words