Sunday Reading: What Don’t We Know?


Every week I come across articles that I find interesting and that I think you all here at Political⚡Charge might enjoy as well. Here are this week’s recommendations.

What every American should know about US foreign aid

Trump throws out a lot of bad information about how we interact with other nations. This is a concise article that lays out the 8 big myths about foreign aid. It’s a quick read and good info for all of us to have.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect May Help Explain Trump’s Support

The Dunning-Kruger effect is where people with very little expertise in something believe they have incredible expertise in that same subject. As the article explains, this happens because they have so little information about it, they simply don’t know what they don’t know. The effect has not been studied in politics until recently, and actually gives a good explanation about why people don’t fact check politicians they trust.

Climate Risks to the U.S. Energy System and Implications for National Security

This is a very dense report about the effects of climate change on critical areas in America’s infrastructure. The top page is the executive summary, and you can click through for the full report.

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