Difference between revisions of "Color politics"

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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/lt/the_robbers_cave_experiment/ The Robbers Cave Experiment] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/lt/the_robbers_cave_experiment/ The Robbers Cave Experiment] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/mg/the_twoparty_swindle/ The Two-Party Swindle] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gt/a_fable_of_science_and_politics/ A Fable of Science and Politics] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gt/a_fable_of_science_and_politics/ A Fable of Science and Politics] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/h2/blue_or_green_on_regulation/ Blue or Green on Regulation?] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] - [[Burch's law]] isn't a [[scales of justice fallacy|soldier-argument]] for regulation; estimating the appropriate level of regulation in each particular case is a superior [[third option]].
 
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/h2/blue_or_green_on_regulation/ Blue or Green on Regulation?] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] - [[Burch's law]] isn't a [[scales of justice fallacy|soldier-argument]] for regulation; estimating the appropriate level of regulation in each particular case is a superior [[third option]].
  
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Revision as of 00:13, 16 June 2009

In articles at Overcoming Bias and Less Wrong, the words "Blues" and "Greens" are often used to refer to two opposing political factions.

The terms come from the names of chariot racing teams, that differed in nothing but the team colors, but rivalry of whose fans sometimes reached the level of gang wars.[1]

Political factions usually identify with political positions, and use arguments as soldiers to defend their side. However, such dichotomies are often false dilemmas, which can be shown by presenting third options.

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