Advertising invites us into a child-like mental state

March 9, 2011

Franchising milks an increasingly-irrelevant American Dream analogy to your investment death.

Neil Postman in Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business:

Television is our culture’s principal mode of knowing about itself. Therefore — and this is the critical point — how television stages the world becomes the model for how the world is properly to be staged. It is not merely that on the television screen entertainment is the metaphor for all discourse. It is that off the screen the same metaphor prevails.


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