What is marketing?

Jack Diederich jack at performancedrivers.com
Tue Sep 9 04:16:00 CEST 2003

On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 03:11:52PM -0400, Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters wrote:
> |> The neutral word that Alex is looking for is 'promotion', which has a
> |> subtle but important difference from the dirty word.
> Alex Martelli <aleax at aleax.it> wrote previously:
> |Nope -- it's "marketing" as defined in textbooks of economics
> Ahh... that begs the question[*].
> [*] Has anyone else noticed how horribly misused this phrase has
> become...
Amen! Everyone please read this good explanation and then stop using
the phrase.

Apparently people have noticed becuase googling for
'begs the question definition' turns up a lot of rants.

> IOW, I'm more interested in what Thorstein
> Veblen would say than in what Ludwig von Mises would say :-).

  Veblen was an idiot and Mises was rational.

Err, thats not it, 

  Veblen thought everyone was an idiot and Mises thought everyone 
  was rational.  

I always get that mixed up.


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