Oh, bite me:
Rugged American individualism could hinder our ability to understand other peoples' point of view, a new study suggests.
And in contrast, the researchers found that Chinese are more skilled at understanding other people's perspectives, possibly because they live in a more "collectivist" society.
"This cultural difference affects the way we communicate," said study co-author and cognitive psychologist Boaz Keysar of the University of Chicago.
It's hard to believe that the school graced by Milton Friedman could also have someone who produces drivel like this. How hard is it to understand other peoples' point of view in a "collectivist society" in which everybody, you know, thinks alike? One thing about us rugged individualists -- we tend to judge others by what they do, not who they are.