Excellent post.
hephaestus
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Great point about mob rule. I think people become irrational when we can’t delay gratification.

I don’t know what it would take to get us to think beyond immediate (and often destructive) gratification of our egos, when it comes to politics.

Dan Ariely does a great talk about irrational behaviour (in general), don’t know if his principles can help us in this context.