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Argue for the issue, not against the person

 

Last updated 2/22/2007 at Noon



I have seen no reason to respond to the recent letters of David Meyers, as he is such a marksman at shooting himself in the foot with his fusillade of high-caliber verbiage. Should I advise him that addressing issues and facts are more persuasive to readers than argumentum ad hominem? Even absent facts, a good, well-reasoned opinion presented in a civil manner can be persuasive.

Meyers voiced his support of Rep. Issa by writing, “It doesn’t take an economist to figure out that minimum wage increasing will only hurt the economy.” The Meyers axiom seems to be: the less workers earn, th...



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