My Best Case vs Your Worst Case

by HalMorris 1 min read3rd Jan 20139 comments


Is there a name for the (I claim) extremely common practice of blithely and unconsciously always looking at your own view (political especially) in terms of its best possible outcomes, while always characterizing an opposing point of view by its worst possibilities?

If not, I think there should be.  It seems like a major major source of unfruitful argumentation.