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This story has nothing to do with business, but everything to do with the worldview here at MNB.

The piece is by Michael Rubens, a former field producer at “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and it appears on Salon.com, looking at how surprised he was by how much he liked the people he covered, even when those people held beliefs radically different from his own. That’s a worthy sentiment, especially in a time of polarized opinions and uncivil discourse.

“We can disagree,” Rubens writes, “over the best way to provide healthcare, or what optimal tax rates are, without assuming that the person on the other side of the argument emerged steaming from Satan’s fundament.”

It is a good and thoughtful - and even funny - piece. (Which is what one would expect from a “Daily Show” alumnus.) Be warned ... it uses some language that I can’t use here on MNB (much as I’d like to sometimes). I just thought it was worth passing along, and you can read it by clicking here.
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