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This feels helpful to me, as someone who tries to influence public policy… an effective communicator will attempt to appeal to both emotion and logic when making an argument. But it still goes against my instinct to let logic trump emotion when making public decisions (those that affect people other than myself and my personal network).
This is even more frustrating because Liberals are supposed to be the creative class, not the stuffy over-thinking old people.
I have never seen it put so succinctly. Anyone in a position of power who ignores or denies that this is the case does not have your best interests in mind.
One challenge here that Reich surely understands is that Americans don’t understand just how wealthy the wealthy are. Wealth is really really concentrated these days. If the wealthy would simply spend more, that would help, but then they’d be slightly less wealthy. Don’t risk your Forbes ranking.
I’ll never understand why this concept is so hard for so many people to understand.
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