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From Lady Poverty:

The real question here is: how does one make an effective argument without an advertising budget?

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Submitted by gob on

Politics and class:

Interpreting the world through the prism of "politics" means seeing things from the vantage point of the political classes. This is the simplest explanation as to why "politics" is an alienating subject for most people, since it proceeds from the self-interested assumptions of a specialized class, not the experiences of ordinary Americans.

The neverending story:

Wall Street Journal:

While the U.S. appears to be headed out of one of the steepest recessions in decades, companies are playing hardball with unions and even entire cities in an effort to cut costs, improve efficiency and push through changes that will help them perform better over the long term.

This reminds me of the good times before the recession, when companies played hardball with employees -- and even entire communities! -- in an effort to cut costs, improve efficiency and push through changes that would help them perform better over the long term.

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Submitted by gob on

is preying on my mind more and more all the time. For instance, even supposing by some miracle we could take away the ability of corporate interests to buy Congress, how do we take away their ability to buy the resources that create popular culture?

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Submitted by connecticut man1 on

over and over again.

Make an ad so shocking (more often including nudity, sexual innuendo or etc.) that people freak out and it becomes news.

Even when TV stations refuse to play the ads they get millions of views from people looking for the ads on the net.

Submitted by lambert on

I think that's a very smart idea.

It seems to me that "vampire squid" has a lot of visual possibilities.

It might be a nice campaign to run! We could try running it in the cheapest possible markets -- that might even be within our reach, no?