The phenomenon described by retrogressive Washington elites of simultaneous labor surpluses due to technological change and labor shortages due to falling birth rates.
The Devil’s Phraseology — “Partisan Bickering”
Content free characterization of the democratic process regarding all matters of civic import.
The Devil’s Phraseology — “I am not a scientist but…”
Statement of the obvious used as preface to the imminent counterfactual comment to come.
The Devil’s Phraseology — Looking at the Optics
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 Devil’s Phraseology — Slippery Slope
The effective (mis)use of logic to ensure that positive human action doesn’t slip into positive human progress.
The Devil’s Phraseology — Medicare Advantage
A program for the elderly, the main advantage of which is to deny treatment when it is most needed.
The Devil’s Phraseology — “I Am Only a Businessman”
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.
The Devil’s Phraseology — “Perception is Reality”
Successful rationalization to justify failure, prejudice, ignorance, or self-delusion.
The Devil’s Phraseology — “Mistakes Were Made”
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 Devil’s Phraseology — “The Iron Law of Unintended Consequences”
The first rationale to be used opposing positive action to cure intended harmful consequences.