Barbara Johnson

Barbara F. Johnson is a grateful, retired Cold War Warrior. An electrical engineer by degree, she had the privilege of supporting both the nuclear test program and the environmental programs to clean up the country’s nuclear messes in the Pacific.  She currently lives with her husband and two adopted sons in the outback of Southern Arizona. She home schools and writes for her Cold War Warrior site, which explores how the Cold War’s legacies are playing out in today’s dynamic world.

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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