ideology

Does Media Coverage Drive Public Support for UKIP or Does Public Support for UKIP Drive Media Coverage?

Vector autoregression (VAR) using time-series data from 2004 to 2017 provides new evidence that media coverage drives party support, and not vice-versa.

The Alt-Right is not all Right: On the ideology of Kekistan

Kekistan is mostly right-wing, but with a "long tail" of centrists and leftists. The number one issue priority of Kekistanis is free speech, and Kekistani public opinion includes a large number of contradictory interests each belonging to a small number of people. There is some racism in Kekistan, but that's also in the long-tail, with many other random topics such as cryptocurrency, atheism, anime, Christianity, and AI.

Who’s afraid of free speech in the United States?

The pushback against political correctness has led to overly hasty generalizations about leftist opposition to free speech. Survey data tell some surprising stories.

The moral foundations of social justice warriors

Are Social Justice Warriors a real ideological faction of the Left, with a unique moral psychology? The first in a multi-part series using 'big data' to understand obscure ideological subcultures.

Milo, motivated reasoning, and the left-wing Fox News

How progressive media culture treats Milo is a case study of how the left is approaching the cognitive level of Fox News.

Who are Jordan Peterson’s followers?

An academic psychologist is connecting left-libertarians and Trump supporters.

Are Americans becoming more conservative or liberal (right or left)?

Conservatism, racism, and white nationalism are not increasing. It's social liberalism that is taking over.

Activism is a capitalist virus from the future (honesty is stage-one cybernetic communism)

Capitalism is horrible because it disposes humans as cosmic garbage, but the only motor of that garbage disposal is rabid denial.

On turning left into darkness

A response to critics and a more positive elaboration of my current thinking.

Is it dangerous to engage seriously with radical right-wing thinkers?

If only it were.