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What Wall Street and Immigration Reform Should Have in Common

Shared prosperity arises through cooperation, trust, and investments in societal infrastructure. If you listened to the Senate Investigations Committee hearing, Arizona legislators, or the conversation and comments involving British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and a local resident, it sounds like the world is going to hell in a hand-basket. They may be right, but for […]

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The Death of Self-Interest Fundamentalism

Self-interest fundamentalism was the economic religion of the 20th Century.  We are now in the midst of an economic reformation on par with the Enlightenment as we enter the new millennium. Have you noticed that a lot of people seem to think that appeals to self-interest lead to a moral and just society? No, I’m […]

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Resonance Communication for Social Advocacy

Communication is fundamentally about building trust, making connections, and sharing ideas. It is not, as many political consultants presume, a matter of activating the selfish tendencies of individuals. Throughout the last two years, I’ve given many workshops on values-based communication, framing, and strategic advocacy. In these workshops, participants learn about the workings of the political […]

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Why You Need to Understand Political Psychology

This article is also published on Truthout. Are you concerned about the future of our country?  Do you want to find ways to revitalize democracy and set about the important work of solving our problems?  Have you longed for an end to the extreme polarization in our political discourse? Then you’d better learn some psychology. […]

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