Title: What’s Your Bias?
Author: Lee De-Wit
Page Count/Review Word Count: 218
Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free to review.
This book was fascinating, a real thinker. De-Wit makes a great case for how we’re all inherently biased when it comes to politics and decision-making, and he uses a whole heap of different studies to back himself up. It was fascinating to see how subtly we’re influenced by such trivial things, even including the way that a politician looks or who actually proposed an idea. A case in point was a study in which conservative voters were asked to choose between two different standpoints and almost all of them agreed with Jeremy Corbyn – until they found out where the proposals had come from.
If nothing else, it’s worth reading books like this to get a better idea of how exactly our brains work and what might be going on inside our heads when we cast our votes. We can’t take steps to combat our bias unless we know it’s there, which is why it’s so important to understand what happens inside our heads. I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone, regardless of where they sit on the political spectrum. Enjoy.