Food For Thought: The Intersection of Psychology, Economics and Politics

<p>The March/April 2006 Issue of Harvard Magazine had a cover article entitled The</a> Marketplace of Perceptions: Behavioral economics explains why we procrastinate, buy, borrow, and grab chocolate on the spur of the moment.</p>

<p>The complete article is worth reading, but The Supply of Hatred section is particularly thought provoking, particularly this observation:</p>

...“You have to investigate the supply of hatred,” Glaeser continues. “Who has the incentive and the ability to induce group hatred? This pushes us toward the crux of the model: politicians or anyone else will supply hatred when hatred is a complement to their policies.”...