Episode Five: Post Election Concepts


  In the week since the Presidential election, the way Americans have talked to each other has sometimes remained reprehensible. Friendships lost. Families divided. Divisions deepened. In this edition of Golden Rule Revolution, host Mike Bushman highlights five concepts we all should understand in order to better communicate with, and convince, others. The Backfire Effect, Confirmation Bias, the Curse of Knowledge, Groupthink and Illusory Superiority all play a role in what we get wrong when developing and sharing our opinions. Listen and, if you hear something that helps, share.  
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Episode Four: A Golden Rule Path Past the Election


After the votes are counted November 8th, the United States needs to find a path forward not filled with the vile divides that dominated the U.S. presidential campaign in 2016. Using the Golden Rule as our guide won't instantly heal deep wounds, but it will provide a common methodology for seeking solutions. We may even need a constitutional amendment requiring that our laws, regulations and enforcement be done in a Golden Rule manner. A short episode with plenty of hope.  
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Episode 3: Healthcare


Whether you support or hate Obamacare, there's little doubt that changes will be made to the Affordable Care Act once President Obama leaves office. As a nation, we've spent so many years bickering about Obamacare provisions that it's possible we've lost sight of what really matters -- access for everyone to affordable, quality, life-improving health care. On this episode of Golden Rule Revolution, I review where we stand today and explore alternative solutions more likely to lead to lasting health gains across the economic spectrum.
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Episode Two: Islam and the West


Can't make sense of the oft-repeated phrase that "Islam is a religion of peace" while violence in the name of Islam is repeatedly conducted around the world? Neither could I, so I began studying. It turns out that simplistic political platitudes don't provide the depth of understanding necessary to solve problems. Who would have guessed? In this episode of Golden Rule Revolution, I explore whether Islam can coexist with the West from a golden rule perspective. Gain knowledge. Imagine every position. Check to ensure consistency. Act accordingly. Some of the concepts I've settled on (pending further knowledge) aren't likely…
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Episode One: Black Lives Matter

 


Black Lives Matter, the movement and the question, are the subject of episode one of Golden Rule Revolution. The Golden Rule, the idea of treating others as we would want to be treated under similar circumstances, is a principle shared across faiths, with secularists and with native spiritualities. Many attempt to operate under the concept as individuals. But we often ignore its precepts in our common government. Spend 45 minutes with me twice a month as I explore the most difficult challenges facing society from a Golden Rule perspective. Share knowledge. Imagine ourselves in lives different than…
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