Dunning-Kruger on full display - Governor Andrew Cuomo

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Dunning-Kruger? From InfoGalactic:

Dunning–Kruger effect
In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, people cannot objectively evaluate their competence or incompetence.

As described by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger, the cognitive bias of illusory superiority results from an internal illusion in people of low ability and from an external misperception in people of high ability; that is, "the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others."

In other words - people who are just not that bright or who are just not that good at their jobs will generally assign a much higher level of competence to their abilities. Which brings us to today's example from The Post Millennial:

Gov Cuomo, whose state has the second highest death rate in the country, says that an 'incompetent government kills people'
New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo said on MSNBC Tuesday evening that "incompetent government" was responsible for needless deaths through the COVID-19 pandemic, despite his state having a record high pandemic death rate.

"Incompetent government kills people. More people died than needed to die in COVID. That’s the truth,” Cuomo asserted.

New York only trails behind New Jersey for the highest rate of COVID-19 related deaths, according to the Heritage Foundation.

Cuomo said during the interview, "What I've found all through this crisis is, people value the truth. You know, give me the information. Don't give me spin, give me facts that don't change. Tell me the truth."

The truth is, Cuomo's struggles with effectively handling the coronavirus pandemic have been apparent. Cuomo has been widely criticized for his decision to send COVID-19 patients into nursing homes for treatment, due to the obvious risk his policy imposed on the residents of the facilities. New York's statewide vaccine rollout has also reportedly been not as successful as hoped and been widely criticized.

Indeed - they need to get another Giuliani in there to clean the state up.  New York is funny in that it cycles between Republican governors who get the state back on its feet and running well and then, the citizens will elect a Democrat governor who implements all these feel-good policies which bankrupt the state and cause nothing but chaos but they sound good.  A Republican does things that DO GOOD, a Democrat does things that SOUND GOOD - simple as that.

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