Most of us are really tired of the members of our Congress fighting like hummers instead of getting anything done.

We live in a world of extremes, which we cycle through: One extreme belief seems to dominate, until the opposing belief "wins," and then IT dominates most people’s thinking. This occurs in economics as well as politics, despite the fact that the REAL way to get things done–in marriage as well as in government–is COMPROMISE. Researchers want to know why a majority of the population doesn’t settle on an intermediate position that combines the best of the old and the new.
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