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One of the annoying things about humans is they are profoundly evidence based. In the case of the currency collapse, the average punter isn't going to be persuaded that it is possible until they've seen it. Just like how COVID caught a lot of people by surprise, people who apparently hadn't realised that pandemics are still possible and actually quite high risk.

There is just too much fear of things that don't exist and not enough fear of genuine honest-to-goodness authoritarianism. The more power accrues to governments to make everyone's decisions, the more the mistakes are going to hurt. Eventually, one is going to be so bad it does a lot of damage. Given the failure of the response to the GFC and attempts to maintain liberties through the coronavirus crisis, I really don't see this fight ending well. Technology has enabled authoritarian policies too effectively.




> One of the annoying things about humans is they are profoundly evidence based.

I wish. Unfortunately, humans have insufficient time and energy to be able to be completely evidence based, so at best, humans have to evaluate based on heuristics and Bayesian statistics. And at that, I cannot help but feel we are quite lacking.


Yes, sadly many humans are not evidence-based and simply believe what they are told without asking for actual evidence.




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