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Manipulative Marketing

Tootsie for President!

Erin Donley | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Erin Donley

I recently watched the movie Tootsie with Dustin Hoffman. I actually thought, "Wouldn't it be sweet to have a president who can speak Tootsie-style?" She fearlessly ripped open the curtain to reveal the dysfunction all around her/him. It woke everyone up in a painful, yet positive way.

Google Deserves More Cynicism

Shawn Bayern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Shawn Bayern

I'm always surprised by how much people seem to trust corporate marketing. Take a new brand-recognition drive by Google. They've drafted 20,000 schools to participate in a contest in which kids draw their own versions of the Google logo.

Should We Ban Manipulative Marketing?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Johnson

Should we ban marketing that is based on manipulating people by harming their self-esteem or encouraging them to do unhealthy things?