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    The Dunning-Kruger Effect

    Or why we think we're smarter than we are

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    Re: The Dunning-Kruger Effect

    In part, as much as I like to characterize Chump as a bumbling idiot, his success belies that assessment. In spite of his inability to articulate complex subjects and his disdain for reading, he has a devoted following... I call them Trumpanzees... many of whom go to his rallies and cheer for him.

    I align with the Anti-Trumpers. I look forward to the Era of Chump ending sooner than later!

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    What do Betsy Devos, Steve Mnuchin, Wilbur Ross, Carl Icahn, Stephen Schwarzman, Stephen Feinberg, Steven Roth, Richard LeFrak and Robert Woods Johnson IV have in common with Donald J. Trump?

    Yep, they all have millions and millions of dollars at their personal disposal. Trump considers most if not all of these people his peer group. I don't begrudge a single one of them for their riches. I begrudge them for lack of clarity in their motives to accept a service position within the Trump Administration.

    IMO, without real talent, Trump would not have succeeded at becoming POTUS. Confidence and competence provide a much higher probability of success in most endeavors than does luck. I mainly take issue with Trump because I perceive him as unprincipled, overtly ambitious and narcissistic. He has absolutely no track record of making the Common Welfare of Americans anywhere close to a top priority.

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    Re: The Dunning-Kruger Effect

    Keep in mind that the point of the DKE is that it happens to everyone. It's not a partisan thing, it's not even a "dumb person" thing. It's that everyone, at some point or another, overestimates their knowledge precisely because of the lack of knowledge. The limits of our understanding can prevent us from seeing those limits.

    David Dunning talks a bit about the rather ironic misconceptions of the theory in an interview with Vox:
    The Dunning-Kruger effect, and how to fight it, explained by psychologist David Dunning - Vox
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