The phenomenon described by retrogressive Washington elites of simultaneous labor surpluses due to technological change and labor shortages due to falling birth rates.
Content free characterization of the democratic process regarding all matters of civic import.
Statement of the obvious used as preface to the imminent counterfactual comment to come.
1. An effort to convince others to share in the viewing of illusory phenomena.
2. A type of magical thinking in which emphasis is placed on the method of viewing in lieu of the object being viewed, emphasizing the importance of the former over the latter.
The effective (mis)use of logic to ensure that positive human action doesn’t slip into positive human progress.
A program for the elderly, the main advantage of which is to deny treatment when it is most needed.
Statement of contrition for one’s limitations by the ethically and emotionally challenged to support the proposition that human institutions are organized only of the money, by the money, and for the money. Which pleases the Devil greatly.
Successful rationalization to justify failure, prejudice, ignorance, or self-delusion.
1. A description of the phenomenon where reality obstinately refuses to bend to the will of sovereigns, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and CEOs.
2. The antecedent analysis performed by senior executives to ensure that accountability and culpability is “rightfully” assigned to levels below the decision maker.
The first rationale to be used opposing positive action to cure intended harmful consequences.