What are the disadvantages of arbitration?
In arbitration, the parties waive their rights to a jury and their rights to any appeals. Cases are decided by either a single arbitrator or a panel of three arbitrators, who bring less collective wisdom to the process than a jury of 8 or 12 individuals. Further, there are no discovery rights in most arbitrations, meaning that the parties may not obtain documents and evidence from their adversary or third parties. Some people argue that arbitration is less expensive than litigation, but that is not always the case.
What is cognitive dissonance?
Leon Festinger's theory of cognitive dissonance focuses on how humans strive for internal consistency. An individual who experiences inconsistency (dissonance) tends to become psychologically uncomfortable, and is motivated to try to reduce this dissonance—as well as actively avoid situations and information likely to increase it
What do the national polling numbers of February 18, 2016 tell us about Donald Trump's presidential campaign efforts?
The recent polling numbers show several trends. First, Ted Cruz numbers increased by about the same percentage as Donald Trump's decreased. Therefore, Trump supporters are switching their allegiance to Ted Cruz. Second, Donald Trump appears to have a high floor of supporters who will always vote for Trump, but a low ceiling, meaning that Trump will have difficulty obtaining more votes beyond his core supporters.