Sunday, April 20, 2008

Asset subtraction

Is supporting someone by agreeing with them, or helping them to get their point across, the same as giving them a political advantage of some kind?

Having worked around politicians and civil servants for a long time (admittedly, often at a distance), I've always been surprised at how much they believe this to be the case.

As Chris says, it isn't.

Next week: Why getting more signatories on a letter to the editor weakens the case that is being made by the letter - while at the same time, it increases the likelihood of the weakened case being published.

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