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  • "If you don't intervene, the speculative forces could be self-reinforcing, which is that exporters would defer bringing their receipts in and importers would buy forwards," he said. What's News US

  • People sort themselves—whether consciously or not—into congregations with politically simpático members, through a self-reinforcing process.

    American Grace

  • Indeed, it got much worse, not just because it was enforced by law but because it was mandated by self-reinforcing societal pressure.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Bruce Bartlett’s Attack on Libertarianism

  • They are both part of a larger set of rights, usually denoted by the term ‘self determination’, that are self-reinforcing not self-defeating.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Violent Misdemeanants, the Right to Bear Arms, and the Right to Vote

  • Moreover, even a small gender imbalance (2% spread, say) can have a very large effect because it is self-reinforcing.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » A Thought on American Jewish Demography

  • Combined with the self-reinforcing nature of online communities and a content-starved, cash-poor journalistic culture that gravitates toward neat narratives at the expense of messy truths, this disdain for actualities has led to a world with increasingly porous boundaries between facts and beliefs, a world in which individualized notions of reality, no matter how bizarre or irrational, are repeatedly validated.

    The Panic Virus

  • Kuran and Sunstein defined the term as a “self-reinforcing process of collective belief formation by which an expressed perception triggers a chain reaction that gives the perception increasing plausibility through its rising availability in public discourse.”

    The Panic Virus

  • Like big paychecks before it, lower pay for bankers is for now becoming a self-reinforcing cycle.

    Believe It: Bankers' Pay Takes a Tumble

  • Because the process has become self-reinforcing, repealing the reforms of the 1960s something that's not going to happen would change the trends slowly at best.

    The New American Divide

  • Once the deterioration was under way, a self-reinforcing loop took hold as traditionally powerful social norms broke down.

    The New American Divide


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