WHAT’S THE FUSS OVER THE ‘GREEN NEW DEAL’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the lightning rod of conservative talk shows after introducing a Green New Deal resolution to Congress. The concept is not new. Thomas Freidman coined the idea of a Green New Deal in his book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded in 2007 and British economist Richard Murphy founded the Green New Deal Group the same year. Yet, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution has been met with overwhelming skepticism and mockery from the right. The Green New Deal that Ocasio-Cortez has submitted to Congress can be download on this link and recommends action in Read More …

ρητορική

RHETORIC The basis of public discourse comes to us from Ancient Greece. Aristotle called it “the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion.” Aristotle identified three elements to appeal to audiences: logos (λόγος) –  the use of reasoning, either inductive or deductive, to construct an argument. pathos (πάθος) – the use of emotional appeals to alter the audience’s judgment through metaphor, amplification, storytelling, or presenting the topic in a way that evokes strong emotions in the audience. ethos (ἦθος) – Aristotle’s theory of character and how Read More …