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October 22nd, 2008 by Mike

“An expert must be bold if he hopes to alchemize his homespun theory into conventional wisdom. His best chance of doing so is to engage the public’s emotions, for emotion is the enemy of rational argument.”, [Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics]

So how do you suppose this quote applies to the election?

© 2008, J. M. Erickson. All rights reserved.


One Response  
  • georgette writes:
    October 23rd, 200815:26at

    HOORAY! Those flea farts were getting kinda boring. 😆
    Can we think of an instance when fear and emotion and ignorance do not influence us?
    I saw a “person” holding a sign saying a vote for Obama is a vote to kill babies. And another saying Al Qaeda wants us to vote for McCain. They must have read the same article.
    Like I have been saying all along, put on your seat belts and crash helmets this is going to be one hell of a ride.


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