Tag Archives: Business

Brainwashing That You Encounter All The Time


From Lifehacker:

Brainwashing, whether mild or extreme, is possible in a large part due to isolation. If you only hear the brainwashed message on a regular basis, and rarely (or never) expose yourself to alternatives, you’re going to be far more likely to accept what you hear without thinking. If you want to avoid the brainwashing techniques discussed in this post, your best bet is to surround yourself with a spectrum of information rather than simply settling for the message that makes you feel comfortable. After all, that’s often what the message is aiming to do.  More: http://lifehacker.com/5886571/brainwashing-techniques-you-encounter-every-day-and-how-to-avoid-them

Yessss!


Consumer agency wants oversight of debt collectors, credit bureaus – The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/consumer-agency-wants-oversight-of-debt-collectors-credit-bureaus/2012/02/15/gIQAieioHR_story.html?wpisrc=al_comboNE

The business interests and their Congressional toadies won’t let it happen, but it’s certainly time.

Why your Prius will bankrupt our highways…


The Federal Highway Trust Fund is facing insolvency in 2013. Will Congress stop its partisan infighting and do its job, or will each side of the aisle continue to blame the other while our highways fall apart and people who could be repairing them remain out of work?

The Atlantic: Why Your Prius Will Bankrupt Our Highways http://goo.gl/mag/enKcr