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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Misinformation is vital when making the correct decision

Being uninformed is one thing that shouldn't have big consequences in everyday life, but having a population that's actively misinformed presents problems when it comes to participating in the national debate, or the democratic process or in the choice of the next President.
Disinformation won't help people to make a rational decision, and surely it is clear that there's little point in arguing with someone who holds an opposing belief.
Nevertheless the point and main question is: are the informed ones really informed on EVERYTHING?
Either they are not, or they ignore it (which in the end produces the same results).
We daily see interest groups with vested interests in challenging accepted facts.
In simple words: it is easy to believe what is convenient to you and act consequentially.
How many would really believe and promote something which is ACTUALLY against their interest?
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