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Control---overt & covert (and watch what you say about behaviorism)

Posted by: Stoller on September 29, 1999 at 14:03:10:

In Reply to: they do posted by Gee on September 28, 1999 at 16:00:09:

: Very behaviourist. I am sure many things influence our daily decisions and our purchasing choices, I am also sure that none of these can be placed into the same boat as overt coercion.

'[A] system of slavery so well designed that it does not breed revolt is the real threat.'
---B.F. Skinner

---But what sensible person really thinks that 'free market' control is not overt? How and what we decide to purchase is determined by those who employ us! Pay the proletariat a dollar, then ask: 'Would you care to buy a Big Mac or health care?' When they refuse the latter because they cannot buy it with a dollar, the 'free market' then decides that 'all poor people want is hamburgers'! Yum yum!

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