People are Stupid, Part XI

71% of Americans think Iran already has the Bomb A CNN/ Gallup poll shows that nearly three quarters of Americans believe that Iran already has a nuclear weapon. (About 80% believe that it either has one or will get one in short order). This belief is completely irrational. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has repeatedly … Continue reading “People are Stupid, Part XI”

People are Stupid, Part X

Moochers Against Welfare Finally, Cornell University’s Suzanne Mettler points out that many beneficiaries of government programs seem confused about their own place in the system. She tells us that 44 percent of Social Security recipients, 43 percent of those receiving unemployment benefits, and 40 percent of those on Medicare say that they “have not used … Continue reading “People are Stupid, Part X”