How you look determines what you find.
When people look for information on a topic, they tend to search out sources that confirm what they already believe. So they miss out on evidence that might help them understand an issue better.
Internet search tools such as Google don’t help. They’re often designed to send you to sites most like ones you’ve already visited.
One idea to reduce “my-side bias”: try a librarian. They’re trained to research all sides and aspects of a topic.
Universal Healthcare References
Stuart H. Altman and David Shactman (2011). Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care. (book)
Purva H. Rawal (2016). The Affordable Care Act: Examining the Facts. (book)
Daniel E. Dawes (2016). 150 years of Obamacare. (book)
Daniel Beland, Philip Rocco, and Alex Waddan (2016). Obamacare Wars: Federalism, State Politics, and the Affordable Care Act. (book)
Becky Dickinson (2018). How to Grow & Eat Your Own Super Foods. (book)
Sue Quinn (2015). Super Foods Every Day: Recipes Using Kale, Blueberries, Chia Seeds, Cacao, and Other Ingredients That Promote Whole-Body Health. (book)
Jena Pincott (2018). Wits Guts Grit: All-Natural Biohacks for Raising Smart, Resilient Kids. (book)
Jennifer Trehane (2004). Blueberries, Cranberries, and Other Vacciniums. (book)
School Voucher References
Aaron Tang (2019). "School Vouchers, Special Education, and the Supreme Court." University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 337. (abstract)
Dennis Epple, Richard E. Romano, and Miguel Urquiola (2015). "School Vouchers: A Survey of the Economics Literature." The National Bureau of Economic Research. (paper)
M. Danish Shakeel, Kaitlin Anderson, and Patrick Wolf (2016). "The Participant Effects of Private School Vouchers Across the Globe: A Meta-Analytic and Systematic Review." University of Arizona Department of Education Reform. (paper)
Matthew J. Burbank and Daviel Levin (2015). "Community Attachment and Voting for School Vouchers." Social Science Quarterly, 96(5). (abstract)
Social Media References
Greta Van Susteren (2017). Everything You Need to Know About Social Media (Without Calling a Kid). (book)
P.W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking (2018). LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media. (book)
Cass R. Sunstein (2017). #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. (book)
Tarleton Gillespie (2018). Custodians of the Interne: Platforms, Content Moderation, and the Hidden Decisions That Shape Social Media. (book)
Yes-No arguments adapted from www.procon.org
Raymond S. Nickerson (1998). "Confirmation Bias: A Ubiquitous Phenomenon in Many Guises." Review of General Psychology. (abstract)
Bill Andrews (2018). "How Your Brian Lies with Confirmation Bias." Discover. (article)
Jeremy A. Frimer, Linda J. Skitka, and Matt Motyl (2017). "Liberals and Conservatives Are Similarly Motivated to Avoid Exposure to One Another's Opinions." Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 72: 1–12. (abstract)