The Persuaders – invading the privacy of our minds

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I started reading Shoptimism by Lee Eisenberg a few days ago. I have only gotten through 50 pages – but so far it’s an interesting read on consumer marketing. An early section on the work of Vance Packard and his exploration (in the 1950’s) of consumer motivational research by social scientist working for advertising agencies… Read more »

CALIFORNIA ENERGY CRISIS – A TEST RUN FOR THE SUBPRIME CRISIS?

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In 2000-2001 California experienced what happens when poorly constructed deregulation and federal regulatory (FERC) malfeasence collide. As we watch the same thing unfold again in the investment banking industry – you have to ask yourself can this really be a cooincidence? And why is Phil Gramm – John McCain trusted financial adviser connected to Enron… Read more »