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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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People's decisons are - for the most part - not based on logic but on emotion. They then twist logic to justify what their emotion dictates.

Elections are for the most part won or lost on emotions.

Hillary lost because people preferred a bon vivant businessman over a bitter and angry woman who publically professed her hate of deplorables.

Brexit won because few people have positive emotional bonds to burocrats and meddlers.

Maybe shades of the "wong but romantic" vs "right but repulsive" theme.
I think how credible data is - is on the spectrum, for most people. The good thing is that massive part of voters, decent folks, will learn from being tricked. We don't usually fall for populism too many times and for too long. Political backpaddling is progress, too, if you look at different results it yields between the different referenda.

Emotions aren't the worst compass...People get angry after somebody tricks them and things improve. It is like a repeating bad business, it is rare.

Hillary lost not because anger would get out of fashion but because she showed lack of empathy and relied on fake AA. There is zero notion of accountability. Business needs that, even if it never happens, some method of checking is still there.
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