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Entries by George Lakoff from 06/2012

The Wisconsin Blues

| Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

The Wisconsin recall vote should be put in a larger context. What happened in Wisconsin started well before Scott Walker became governor and will continue as long as progressives let it continue.

Economics and Morality: Paul Krugman's Framing

| Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Historically, American democracy is premised on the moral principle that citizens care about each other and that a robust Public is the way to act on that care. Who is the market economy for? All of us. Equally.

Obama vs. Romney: The Framing Matchup, Round One

| Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

Where Romney talks morality (conservative style), Obama mainly talks policy. Where Romney reframes Obama, Obama does not reframe Romney. In fact, he reinforces Romney's frames by repeating Romney's language word for word -- without spelling out his own values explicitly.

Metaphor and Health Care: On The Power to Make Metaphor Into Law

| Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

Metaphor is central to law, as Citizens United showed by making the metaphor Corporations Are Persons into a law. This week's likely judgment was prefigured in the 2008 Republican presidential race when Rudolph Giuliani likened health care to a flat screen TV.