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Joe Brewer
Joe Brewer is a complexity researcher and evangelist for the field of culture design. He is co-founder and editor for Evonomics magazine, research directory for, and coordinator for the newly forming Cultural Evolution Society. He lives in Seattle and travels the world helping humanity make the transition to sustainability.

Entries by Joe Brewer

What Happens When Corruption Is Systemic

(18) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 12:42 PM

The human mind evolved to deal with singular threats  --  a lion jumping out of the bushes or a wildfire spreading through the forest. We give cognitive preference to harms that are concrete, immediate, and commonplace in our everyday lives. A consequence of this natural bias toward the individual and...

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The Psychology of Manipulation in Political Ads

(14) Comments | Posted October 28, 2010 | 12:51 PM

Are you tired of all the negative attacks, robo calls, and smear campaigns this election season? Have you ever wondered why these deplorable tactics are so widespread in political communications? The simple answer is "because they work." But what exactly do they work for? I'd like to pull back the...

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Where's the Healthy Debate, CNN?

(39) Comments | Posted November 29, 2007 | 3:04 PM

When CNN airs a YouTube debate for Republican presidential hopefuls you might think they'd select questions about the most important concerns Americans have. After all, the questions were taken from everyday citizens with a video camera and access to the web. But health care wasn't mentioned.

As prominent health care...

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Missing the Real Message in Nobel Prize?

(8) Comments | Posted October 12, 2007 | 5:50 PM

The big story today is that the Nobel Peace Prize recognizes the climate crisis as a genuine threat to humanity. It now has official standing along with the proliferation of nuclear weapons, conflict in the Middle East, landmines, and poverty as something that causes harm to people within and beyond...

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