Faulty Logic – You Hear it Everyday

Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong. Ayn Rand

If you are like me, you hear poor logic and solutions everyday.  I really don’t know if it is lazy thinking or lack of training but it can be dangerous.

I was inspired to write this post by a radio commercial I heard this morning for a psychic business.  The commercial tried to link their selective hiring practice to the truth in their profession.

So, does selective hiring practices help when the premise, fortune telling, is incorrect?  I do not think so.  Fortune telling is a lie.

Listen for this pattern when you listen to advertising.  I hear it all the time in financial services advertising.  Today is a great day to listen for it because tomorrow is an election day.  The stretch some candidates make is absurd and funny.


About Christopher Hessenflow

Christopher Hessenflow is a financial planner in the Chicago area. He works with all sorts of people who are much more interesting than he is. He enjoys his career which lends him time to think and, sometimes, be creative. Chip was born bald.
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