Sunday, 5 June 2016

Carrots and sticks

I hear a lot of criticism of the leave campaign and of the remain campaign. "Project fear" is bandied about by both sides, and also "crude bribery". But what else could there be?

Any decision between two possibilities, has to rest on guesses about the benefits and disbenefits of each. Both possibilities have their carrots and their sticks, and what else would you expect the campaigners to talk about.

And what else would you expect from the media, other than gripping the most sensational statements and headlining them? You should always remember that the primary purpose of the media is to attract as many eyeballs as possible, so that you A) pay for the content and/or B) see the advertisements for soap and broadband. But if you don't get your information from the media, where else could you go?

This blog, of course!

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