William M. Briggs

The other three studies are all subject to the same criticism. That when drunk, stressed, etc. people tell you what they truly think. Our researchers do admit that “It is quite likely that well-rehearsed, habitual political positions are unaffected by load, alcohol, or distraction” but they do not recognize what this implies for their results.

However, and in a generous tone, they close with

Low-effort thinking promotes political conservatism. This claim provides a counterweight to early psychological perspectives on political ideology that tended to see conservatism in somewhat pathological terms (Adorno et al., 1950).

Admitting to liking private property thus might not be a pathology. Conservatives rejoice.

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