Monthly Archives: November 2012

Truth or consequences: the art of lying


As the inimitable Gregory House, MD would say: everybody lies. From the whitest of  white-lie equivocations to the most truly mendacious assertions (we heard plenty of those in the past few months), lying comes to us as easily as breathing. Or speaking. According to Pamela Meyer, the average person is lied to 10 to 200…

How to design your way to a better election


As Gerald Ford might have said, “Our long national nightmare is (almost) over.” Eighteen months of increasingly rancid and, in some cases, mendacious campaign advertising are now coming to a merciful end, sparing us more of the same until the Congressional races two years from now. Still, citizens face one more test of their civic…

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