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There are two claims your antagonist will typically corroborate right away: “You’re being defensive!” “You always need to have the last word!” A friend in network news told me that the proper response to the first claim is “You’re changing … Continue reading

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Protecting yourself from the CRA phone scams

Just last week I received a voicemail from someone pretending to be a Canada Revenue Agency official. This person told me that liens were going to be placed on my bank accounts because I hadn’t “paid penalties for tax evasion.” … Continue reading

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Ethics of Persuasion: The Reciprocity Rule

I was walking down Granville Street the other day on my way to London Drugs when I spotted two Chinese monks ahead of me speaking to passersby. Ordinarily cautious of sidewalk solicitors, I let one of them engage me precisely … Continue reading

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