Bluffing in journalism
Impulse buys and and shattering an Ivy myth. Sticky Things, Ed. III.
STICKY THINGS Edition III— stimulating material that’s stuck with me:
DECEPTION IN JOURNALISM: “Certainly there is always an implication that we know more than we are saying and sometimes we do and sometimes we don’t,” CNN’s Jake Tapper to On’s Kara Swisher on tactics journalists employ with sources to extract information. “I think that is part of what we do…But the point is you don’t print the bluffs. You print what you get from the bluffs.” LINK
THE 1% RULE FOR IMPULSE BUYS: “If the item costs more than 1% of your annual gross income, wait 3 days. If you still want the item after 3 days, get it. Why this works: You’ll often realize you don’t actually want or need that thing.” — Ben Meer’s “System for Saving Money.” LINK