Jonathan Haidt: “Why So Many Americans Don’t Want Social Justice and Don’t Trust Scientists”

The 2013 Boyarsky Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Haidt at Duke University is one of the most insightful talks I’ve ever come across.

Dr. Haidt delivers some very important points on “social justice,” moral corruption, the politicization of academia and the public distrust of science. Very few people have come across this excellent talk, so I thought I’d share it here.


Dr. Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He has published some fascinating work on the psychology of morality and political diversity.

7 thoughts on “Jonathan Haidt: “Why So Many Americans Don’t Want Social Justice and Don’t Trust Scientists”

  1. Hello
    Do you do email updates? This looks an interesting blog, and I could easily miss the latest posts

    —RobC

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  2. Very interesting. How important is the role of “sacred” in people who pretend it doesn’t exist vs. those who acknowledge it? In my view, to diminish something actually elevates it because the invisible is more powerful than the visible, hence martyrdom.

    1. At first sight, judging by your blog’s name …

      Yeah, probably not the best name for a blog like this.

      I came by your blog a bit skeptical, but after reading some of your articles I realized that they don’t seem biased at all …

      My goal is to offer more reasonable explanations to these hot topics, away from the fantasies promoted by political cults.

      BTW, What do you think about the following article?

      Interesting article but I don’t really “get” it. I had some difficulty trying to trace their line of reasoning. Also, the article makes no mention of sex differences in aptitude/attitude which are crucial factors guiding male/female distribution in all occupations.

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