> The suppression of knowledge is why things go wrong. I’m not saying you don’t want to keep secrets for military or national-security reasons, but the science of climate change is, by many reasonable estimates, more strongly proven (or the research is more robust) than the connection between cigarettes and cancer.
This is the author of the previous piece I posted from Foreign Affairs. And it’s a great reason to read publications like Foreign Affairs or The Economist and turn off your evening news. You would find this level of quality.
A new poll by the Pew Research Centre shows how tribalism skews trust. With Mr Obama in the White House, Republicans are much more sceptical than Democrats about the government’s ability to prevent a big Ebola outbreak, Pew found. In contrast, in 2005 Republicans were far more confident than Democrats that Mr Bush could control bird flu.
The whole essay is spot on. If anything, this should make people question the sanity of politicians raising alarms.