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  •  Examples? Details? Diary? (3+ / 0-)

    This sounds intriguing, actually, knowing what didn't work that he thought would work.

    In capitalist America, bank robs you!

    by madhaus on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 01:21:03 AM PDT

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    •  Here's an example. (0+ / 0-)

      He argued that "growth" is seen as a positive by voters, and environmentalists should avoid arguing against it.

      At the time--and still, for the most part--limiting growth (meaning, speed of new housing and commercial development) is the single most persuasive environmentally-related issue of concern for Bay Area voters, hands down. Nothing else is even close.

      Have a flagon and discuss the news of the day at the sign of the Green Dragon, or hear me roar on Twitter @MarkGreenFuture

      by Dracowyrm on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 10:23:40 AM PDT

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      •  Limiting growth should be phrased as (1+ / 0-)
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        limiting sprawl....as weeding out the cancer that sucks the life out of the Bay Area..........

        Growth is a positive thing to the human subconscious and psyche.

        I believe Lakoff was suggesting that there be better shading...........

        Growth can be framed as improvement, bringing more light and life and possibility to the community, more benefits other than square footage and profit for real estate industry.

        You can win by saying 'limit growth' only if your audience already knows and deeply appreciates what you mean already.

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