Ignorance IS bliss! We don’t want to know about complex issues preferring to leave them to governments

Daily Mail: People who know less about challenging social issues, are more likely to want to avoid becoming well-informed about them, according to a new report. The study looked at people’s knowledge and willingness to learn about important complex issues such as the economy, energy consumption and the environment. And More

Mind Reading: Steven Pinker’s Case for Why the World Is Heading Toward Peace

TIME: Amidst the headlines tallying the damage wrought by persistent economic decline, cataclysmic climate change and unbending political stalemate — among other things — Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker brings good news. In his new 802-page masterwork, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, the bestselling author and More