Call me stupid but when I step on a 757 I want to know that the pilot is smarter than me, at least about flying an airliner. If I need to have surgery I kind of want to know that the surgeon knows more about the procedure than do I. If I have to choose … More Call me stupid but I want someone smarter than me.
Its a classic example of effectively controlling a message. The proponents of extending the Bush tax cuts appear to have won the battle for defining the message that resonates with a large segment of the voters, “You don’t need a tax increase”. The fact that the sound bite message is based on a false premise … More The arithmetic of taxing the “rich”
There are two ways to make decisions, either based on emotion or based on intellect. Neither one is intrinsically better than the other and the fact that there are two drivers for our decisions and actions reflects our uniquely human nature. There are times when emotions should be the foundation of our actions and times … More “Fly the damn plane”