Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Power of Marketing

This post by Kevin Drum at Mother Jones reads like a Cracked.com spot or a Mythbusters episode.

Here are some political narratives that you've heard so often you accept them as true, but they aren't, never have been, and never will be. They have to do with the big buzz words:

1. The Stimulus
2. The Deficit
3. Lower Taxes
4. Regulation
5. The Dollar
6. Job Creators

The marketing is so powerful, I don't even need to tell you the rest of the sentence for you to be able to finish it on your own. No wonder that stuff is accepted as conventional wisdom, it has the most "name" recognition.

Its OK, I used to think the same things. But reality came calling.


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