The Truth I'm telling Congress today (Part II)
Another reason for hope
I mentioned in my post to you this morning that one of the best ways to get lawmakers to revise their views — views such as wage-price inflation as the culprit rather than profit-price inflation — is for media outlets to pick up on data and analyses that reveal the older view to be outdated.
It can be a virtuous cycle of revision. Take a listen. Here’s the most popular AM radio station in southern Ohio today, after I testified:
This is the process, folks. The media begin to change how they report on a public problem such as inflation, because the current facts don’t square with the older view. This starts to reframe the debate. The reframing educates the public, and encourages lawmakers to talk differently about the problem. Which in turn encourages the media to further reframe it in line with current realities.