from The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen Mineola, NY: Dover, 1994 [originally published 1899] (ISBN 0-486-28062-4) (page 49) So, those offices which are by right the proper employment of the leisure class are noble; … [Read more...]
Notes on How People Think About Climate Change
I attended two climate change lectures recently. One lecture was titled "Clean and Cheap: How Americans Think About Energy in an Age of Global Warming" on 9/17/15 at MIT with David Konisky, Indiana University and the other was "Disruptive … [Read more...]
So the Tea Party Express is FOR cutting corporate loopholes?
From what I'm hearing from the people they are electing, defense cuts and corporate loophole reform are off the table. I know this is a comedy show but I'm rather shocked to hear her say the things she is saying. It's sort of the opposite … [Read more...]
Have You Read the Headlines?
Have you seen the headlines? The squabble to be first in deciding the nation's fate is intensifying. Early states are cleverly inching their primaries in a race to secure voting influence for their citizens. By the end of February, we'll … [Read more...]
Framing the issues for “cognitive misers”
Political wannabees would be wise to look at the work of Matt Nisbit on social communication.The basic points is that framing issues is critical to control political perceptions. Obviously with the LaGuer and Songer topics this was not done … [Read more...]