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Persuasion 2018 – Part Three

In today’s installment of my series on persuasion I want to concentrate on one target demographic: young people. You will find a lot of similar strategies for activating young voters and women. News flash to the old, white men of the GOP: women are people. Let’s explore. Continue reading Persuasion 2018 – Part Three

Common Cause; Purloined Example

Sometime the best way to convince people that what you are talking about is important to them is to tell them a story. I tend to be a big picture, statistics type guy but most Americans are not. I recently read Gloria Steinem’s book, My Life on the Road, and the example cited in this article is purloined from it. Continue reading Common Cause; Purloined Example

Color Me Skeptical

By the time you read this the government shutdown should be over. That is a good thing. I am skeptical as to what it accomplished. Let’s explore. Continue reading Color Me Skeptical

A MAD Week Starts 2018?

I remember the duck and cover under a desk drills in school in preparation for a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. That would have done about as much good as a Betsy DeVos led Department of Education. Out of that era came an international relations theory known by the acronym of MAD which stood for Mutually Assured Destruction. Decades later came a television series named Mad Men. That “mad” stood for Manhattan’s Madison Avenue which was the epicenter of the powerful advertising business in the 1960’s. Last week we may have seen a 2018 version of mad men (as in insane) and they may be engaged in mutually assured destruction only unlike various American Presidents and Soviet Premiers they may not be smart enough to avoid the mutual destruction. Let’s explore. Continue reading A MAD Week Starts 2018?

Persuasion 2018 – Part One

I’m off on another series project. As usual I don’t know exactly how long it will last and how many installments there will be. What I can declare is that this is the first of several parts and there will be days between installments. I want to deal with persuasion and specifically how it will apply to the 2018 election. Let’s explore. Continue reading Persuasion 2018 – Part One