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  • Riker coined the term heresthetics to refer to the art of changing political outcomes without changing people's underlying preferences.

    Archive 2007-09-01


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  • A young word, dating from 1986 or so.

    December 28, 2010

  • Heresthetics involve "changing the space or the constraints on the voters in such a way that they are encouraged ... to move themselves to the advantage of the heresthetician." The politics of the international pricing of prescription drugs

    December 28, 2010

  • The framing of a debate or issue so that one is on the superior or winning side, or so that one’s choices are better-received by others. (Double-Tongued Dictionary)

    May 18, 2008