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Why do my friends snap-back to statist ideas when I’m not there?

One conversation won’t undo the “pull” of statism

Surely you’ve had this experience: You use evidence and logic to persuade a friend to drop some statist myth. But the next time you see them, you find that he or she has readopted the myth!

Are you discouraged? You shouldn’t be. Here’s what happened…

Your friend returned to a world flooded with statist propaganda. Your friend tried to explain what they had learned from talking to you. But they encountered objections they didn’t know how to answer. They started to second guess themselves. Your arguments were forgotten. Your friend reabsorbed old arguments and mental habits. This is…  red_rubber_band

The Rubber Band Effect

We’ve seen the Rubber Band Effect happen in as fast as three days. But the longer it’s been, since your last conversation with this friend, the more likely they are to snap back to the pull of statism.

The cure for the Rubber Band Effect is to have your voluntaryist values heard at greater frequency. Amazingly, we don’t even need to match the frequency of statist schemes! But one conversation, with just you, won’t be anywhere near enough — no matter how persuasive you seemed at the time. Time and repetition are the greatest persuaders, which is why we have a plan called…

Operation Everywhere

We want to recruit enough supporters and funders that we can afford to make our ideas seen and heard by everyone, everywhere, everyday. This will cure the Rubber Band Effect. If you want to be a part of this effort please subscribe to our free email newsletter below.

By Jim Babka & Perry Willis

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