Why I didn’t vote for my city’s most pressing issue: Trash Collection

11:15pm Sunday

Saint Paul, Minnesota

 

Hey there,

This weekend I took my two kids to the library. I was previously unaware, but there was early voting available for Tuesday’s November election.

Photo "CL Society 218: Crossing arms" by Francisco Osorio, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
Voting, like most decisions, is more about emotions than about facts on an unknown future. Photo “CL Society 218: Crossing arms” by
Francisco Osorio, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

“Are you here to vote today?” asked the voting attendant. Continue reading “Why I didn’t vote for my city’s most pressing issue: Trash Collection”

Persuasion Articles of the Week

Photo "Cars on I-90 floating bridge" by Seattle Municipal Archives, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
We can’t have rough waters without knowing smooth waters: contrast is in our human nature to find and embrace. Photo “Cars on I-90 floating bridge” by Seattle Municipal Archives, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

#contrast #appreciation #motivation #compensation #fakenews #politics

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Persuasion Articles of the Week

Politicians ask for small donations not because it makes a large difference, but because you'll remain consistant. Image "Bernie Sanders - Caricature" by DonkeyHotey, Flickr, CC-By-2.0
Politicians ask for small donations not because it makes a large difference, but because you’ll remain consistent. Image “Bernie Sanders – Caricature” by DonkeyHotey, Flickr, CC-By-2.0

#politics #crime #confession #control #prefrontalcortex #gambling #restaurant #menu #price #design

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Persuasive Elements in Bernie’s Fundraising

I received a fundraising email last week from Bernie Sanders campaign. (Screenshot below.)

The email itself asked Bernie supporters to follow a link a form, where you could mark which campaign issues mattered to you, the voter.

Everyone likes to be consulted and have their opinion heard—especially if you’ve self-selected as a supporter to get on this list. I would bet the survey link was pretty busy! Continue reading “Persuasive Elements in Bernie’s Fundraising”