Tag Archives: Sending Political Signals

Considering Signaling Mechanisms

If you are a white American male who grew up in the Eisenhower fifties you understood golf was a game for Republican businessmen. That’s just the way it was. There were country clubs of various levels of exclusivity all over, … Continue reading

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When Nothing Is Ever About What It Started Out To Be About

It doesn’t happen often but it does happen – you’re in a lengthy and bitter argument with a rival, and the argument has seemed to have gone on forever, with each side scoring points with new details or different examples … Continue reading

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