Inequality Causes

cog bias

The direction we end up going can just as easily be shaped by a powerful force called cognitive bias. It’s the tendency we humans all must sometimes leave logic and objective reasoning at the door and make choices based on ideas that don’t necessarily make a ton of sense.

A cognitive bias is a systematic pattern of deviation from norm or rationality in judgment. Individuals create their own “subjective reality” from their perception of the input. An individual’s construction of reality, not the objective input, may dictate their behavior in the world. Thus, cognitive biases may sometimes lead to perceptual distortion, inaccurate judgment, illogical interpretation, or what is broadly called irrationality.