Conspiracy Theories and the Critical Skills

Conspiracy theories have been around for a long time and proponents of such theories use the critical skills to imbed such theories in the minds of willing listeners. Conspiracy theories can lead and have led to disastrous consequences – and we all should be aware of their existence and how they work. The Oxford English […]

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Use Critical Skills in Politics! They WORK!!

How to be an effective political communicator in politics: • Twist (or ignore) the truth of any hypothesis or premise. • Use a pre-conceived conclusion as a premise to draw whatever other conclusion you want. (BTW – this is a completely invalid way to use logic – but it works.) • Discredit those with whom […]

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Federalist Papers – The “Production Skill” in Action

It should be pretty clear by now that the authors of the Federalist Papers were quite well-grounded in the “Critical Skills.” One of those skills – the “Production Skill” – rather simple in concept, but sometimes hard to actually do. The Production Skill, as you may recall, is often referred to as “making it happen.” […]

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When Learning at Work Becomes Overwhelming

A recent posting by David DeLong in the Harvard Business Review titled “When Learning at Work Becomes Overwhelming” addresses the problem of employee education in a world where technology is advancing at a rapid pace. DeLong points out that MIT economists insist we’re now in a race between education and technology, if workers’ skills are […]

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