Why do people believe the world is flat?

I have an op-ed in todayโ€™s Globe and Mail, โ€œWhy do people believe the Earth is flat?โ€ wherein I connect the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise in actual conspiracies, in which increasingly concentrated industries are able to come up with collective lobbying positions that result in everything from crashing 737s to toxic baby-bottle liners to the opioid epidemic” (Cory Doctorow).

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