Control: Knowledge Is Power
You Are In Control
This site aims to equip the reader with control over another through the reception of knowledge. Knowledge is power, at work, in relationships, on the street, or on the 6 o’clock news: the power of knowledge applies everywhere.
The feeling of having no control over people and events is generally unbearable to us—when we feel helpless we feel miserable. No one wants less control; everyone wants more. In the world today, however, it is fatal to seem too power hungry, to be overt with your power moves. We have to seem fair and decent. So we need to be subtle—congenial yet cunning, democratic yet devious.
Whether your interest is conquest, self-preservation, or simply being an educated spectator, this could be one of the most useful and entertaining sites you ever visit.
To watch a real-life scenario unfold before you in all its cunning deviousness, read the following post;
Gruber: “This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO [Congressional Budget Office] scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in – you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed… Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical for the thing to pass….Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”