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Dont Buy It After Everything That S Happened, How Is It Possible That Conservatives Still Win Debates About The Economy Time And Again The Right Wins Over Voters By Claiming That Their Solutions Are Only Common Sense, Even As Their Tired Policies Of Budgetary Sacrifice And Corporate Plunder Both Create And Prolong Economic Disaster Why Does The Electorate Keep Buying What They Re Selling According To Political Communications Expert Anat Shenker Osorio, It S All About Language And Not Just Theirs, But Ours.In Don T Buy It Shenker Osorio Diagnoses Our Economic Discourse As Stricken With Faulty Messages, Deceptive Personification, And, Worst Of All, A Barely Coherent Concept Of What The Economy Actually Is Opening Up The Business Section Of Most Newspapers Or Flipping On Cable News Unleashes An Onslaught Of Economic Doomsaying That Treats The Economy As An Ungovernable Force Of Nature Alternately, By Calling The Economy Unhealthy Or Recovering As We So Often Do, We Unconsciously Give It The Status Of A Living Being No Wonder Americans Become Willing To Submit To Any Indignity Required To Keep The Economy Happy Tread Lightly, We Can T Risk Irritating The Economy Cutting Through Conservative Myth Making, Messaging Muddles, And Destructive Misinformation, Shenker Osorio Suggests A New Way To Win The Most Important Arguments Of Our Day The Left Doesn T Have To Self Destruct Every Time Matters Economic Come To The Fore There Are Metaphors And Frames That Can Win, And Shenker Osorio Shows What They Are And How To Use Them.Don T Buy It Is A Vital Handbook For Seizing Victory In The Economic Debate In The End, It Convincingly Shows That Radically Altering Our Politics And Policies For The Better Is A Matter Of First Changing The Conversation Literally.

[Epub] ↠ Dont Buy It  Author Anat Shenker-Osorio –
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Dont Buy It
  • Anat Shenker-Osorio
  • English
  • 18 May 2018
  • 9781610391771

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  1. says:

    Anat Shenker Osorio takes on a number of issues with the way that liberals and progressives communicate She argues that the Left is often clear on what it s against, but is seldom clear about what it is for The Left gets bogged down with long explanations instead of short sound bytes The Left is polite and civil and consequently looks weak and defensive And many on the Left continue to operate under the long disproven notion that simply conveying well researched truths will persuade we cling to the notion that facts are our best friends and will set us free 35 When it comes to communicating about the economy, she continues, the Left often lapses into using the communication frames of conservatives What conservatives make sure we imbibe though rarely through overt directives is the notion that people and nature exist primarily to serve the economy Thus, the only valid measure of success is economic growth If this comes at the expense of air quality, leisure time, life expectancy, or happiness, that s fine all of these are secondary 18 Conservatives language reflects the metaphor that the economy is some omnipotent being which has agency and which we cannot manipulate Lack sacrificing to a god, we as workers must ap...

  2. says:

    The book is focused on the spin and messaging of economic and political ideas according to which side is using them, with the conservative side being the target of this avowed progressive writer The writer, a communication expert, is doing an excellent job at analyzing the political language and its conveyed meanings, but the share of the economics analysis itself is less than 20% of the book content, which unfortunately is leaving not much meat She is attacking the irrational belief that words can change reality, similar to the beliefs in the virtues of positive attitude so dear to Americans, to solve problems I remember that in 1970 s a French minister, criticized for lacking a positive attitude, was appropriately responding to his critics even with the best positive attitude the grass will not grow faster , or religious miracles so dear to the Catholic Church, despite the lack of evidence to support any of them But she makes quite clear the point that words nevertheless can pervert the perception of reality by ordinary people who are manipulated in acting against their own interests, therefore the democrats must use this tool better than their opponents, the republicans, if they want to win the political argument.The famous Talleyrand, the prince of diplomats , has said that speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts , but today Americans have gone even further, using metaphors to publically deceive about the facts, shamefully becoming very adept to this, fro...

  3. says:

    I found this book fascinating It deals with two subjects I find interesting, economics and language The author talks about the use of language around the economy in the United States and how that use feeds the political arguments around the economy She is progressive politically and shows how the conservatives language is dominant right now and how progressives can work to change that.Right now the dominant view of the US economy and indeed economy in general is as an entity unto itself Some refer to it like a god, with people being asked to sacrifice for the sake of the economy Some refer to it as a living organism that does what it does without outside influence Neither of these are true, but they work to the conservative s agenda.One of the biggest problems is the lack of understanding by most people about how the economy actually works, that what we do changes the direction of the economy One common fallacy is that spending is using up money Spending money transfers that money to someone else, who can also use it and that can continue again and again 70% of the US GDP is from consumer spending, which means that consumers have a huge influence on the economy Another common fallacy is economic mobility, which conservatives sell as the ability of anyone to move up Mobility actually works both ways, but no one mentions downward mobility Financial literacy has actually decreased in recent years, with fewer people with a good understanding of ...

  4. says:

    This is not a book about the economy it is a book about propaganda It is also a reflection on how Americans accept and expect to be coerced by language After all, we are constantly bombarding with advertising, targeting our vulnerabitlites with half truths, trying to coerce us into buying products We accept this as normal This book reveals the machinations of political speech, which according to Shenker Osorio, has been mastered by conservatives However, Shenker Osorio employed this very tactic while titling her book I had no idea that this book would not be about the economy, and I felt manipulated into thinking that it would be about the economy and economic reporting I also took exception to some of her critiques of how the economy works She seems to believe that the economy can be totally controlled The power of emotion is ridiculed, even though the stock market is riddled with emotions It is apparent to me that Shenker Osorio is not an economist Her over simplicfications are startling I do think that economic policies are the only tangible method for dealing with economics, and that they may have an affect on some economic outcomes, but not to the degree that she advocates.Most of the book is about progressive policies what they should be, how much better they are than conservatives, and how to sell these policies to Americans Economics is only one of the many policies discussed.In short, if you want t...

  5. says:

    The writing was insufferable Anat spent so much time lecturing, lambasting, and deconstructing other people s words that I lost my patience I skipped ahead to try to figure out what Anat is actually recommending and found her recommendations to be absolutely buried inside pages and pages of petty po...

  6. says:

    Solid message, but this 200 pager could gave easily been reduced to 20.

  7. says:

    Explaining our economyAnat provides clear convincing language to explain how the economy can be led by ordinary people for the betterment of the majority instead of the very few She uses clear terms to deflate the myth that the economy ...

  8. says:

    Awesome, super important book I am a liberal radical , and Anat makes such a compelling point about how we talk about the economy We seem to have ceded so much ground to the dominant narratives, which Shenker Osario clearly and cleanly shows to be heavily conservative in nature and metaphor We need to revise our language This is important So grateful...

  9. says:

    Works strongly with the George Lakoff Metaphors We Live By insofar as we reduce discussing the economy to slapping ill considered labels on it and fail to notice the entailed metaphorical presuppositions that come with said labels The book is at a 3.5 but, overall I did not find it as strong as Lakoff s own books nor as penetrating as Bowling Alone The author glances at the need for sustained ...

  10. says:

    Shenker Osorio provides concrete guidance for how we notoriously verbose liberals should clean up our language when it comes to talking about the economy We can still be smarty pants, but she builds the case for her guidance by showing how we ve made a bit of a metaphorical muddle in our ...

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