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  •  Interesting idea. (4+ / 0-)
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    jayjaybear, bythesea, Matt Z, Wee Mama

    Your political philosophy is essentially based on how quickly your empathy fades out with distance.

    Now all we need is Newton to formulate this quantitatively...

    •  Well, social distance, rather than physical (2+ / 0-)
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      bythesea, jpmassar

      distance, but yes. It's sometimes called the "monkeysphere"...the size of the group of people you can actually feel enough of an attachment to that you empathize with them.

      A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. - Edward R. Murrow

      by jayjaybear on Fri Sep 23, 2011 at 08:53:48 AM PDT

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