Candidly, this post will not do the subject matter justice. Nontheless, I will raise the issue if nothing else. Why is it that people, myself included, find it some difficult to be objective when dealing with anything? Work, family, politics…we tend to delude ourselves into thinking we’re the ones who’ve got no ax to grind, no bias, no implied assumptions. This has become clear to me as we approach yet another presidential election. Its no secret the economy is a mess, inflation is hurting people everywhere, unemployment is too high. But who to blame? There’s the debate.
So some blame the banks. Other blame the fed. Still others blame the president, Congress, democrats, republicans, etc. Information is plentiful, and some of it is misinformation, which undoubtedly creates some hindrance to discernment. But why is so much energy spent protecting a person or entity from blame if the blame comports with facts? Have we become so relativistic that the old adage about there being three sides to every story, including the truth, does not resonate?