I often watch the news or read magazines and papers and ask myself: what’s wrong with the metaphor? Exactly this is what Anat Schenker-Osorio unfolds in her first book. There’s a lot of nonsense talking about the economy, as if it’s an abstract object, in motion or not, as variable as the weather or worse: a deity that needs sacrifices to keep you happy. The author gives a lot attention to the American political divide, typical metaphors used by Democrats and Republicans to describe the economy. As political communications expert, this is the ideal playground for Anat Shenker-Osorio. It’s all about language-and not just theirs, but ours.
in Don’t Buy It the author describes the inequality in messages, cutting through conservative myth-making, messaging muddles, and destructive misinformation. To be more honest about the economy and its impact on your life, but even more the impact of your actions on the wellbeing of others literally needs another language. Stop talking nonsense!
About the author
Anat Shenker-Osorio is a strategic communications consultant based in Oakland, CA. She crafts messaging for issues from immigration to contraception and completed research on how people make sense of and come to judgments about the economy. Anat has worked with the ACLU, Ms Foundation, America’s Voice, Ford Foundation and dozens of others, presenting findings to members of Congress, and as a keynote speaker at Netroots Nation.