Media Success – A Primer (How to get laid as a social scientist)

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Gabriel Mihalache over at Economic Investigations has a great New Year’s piece:

Short Guide to Media Success

Some highlights:

— Try and cultivate a healthy ignorance of everything related to the operation of free markets and finance capitalism. […] Values come from the warm and fuzzy feeling inside. Anything else is Bushie propaganda

Always be sure to imply, but quite never spell out, that “having a right” means that the State must (forcefully, if necessary) expropriate (or de facto enslave) some people to the benefit of your chosen disadvantaged group du jour. Remember, the State is a fine mean to show your compassion, with other people’s money.

— Remember… patriots want to protect their country. So they’re protectionists! It makes sense. Anyone who says otherwise wants to have foreign corporations rape the pristine, virginal, natural landscape and resources of the land. Pie them. That’s a fine argument. It shows intellectual depth.

If you follow these easy steps, you’ll soon become a sweetheart of the media, you’ll get book deals, documentary deals, and middle-class, white, entitled, pol-sci majors from Europe, with a vague moral outrage and a head full of Galbraith, will have sex with you on your conference tour.

Read the rest HERE

Update: I was looking for a picture of J. K. Galbraith on wikipedia and this is what was listed in the article:

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Hats off to the wikipedian with a sense of humor 😀

(preserved for posterity: wikipedia-galbraith1.PNG )

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