Truth in Advertising

Truth in Advertising

With the voting finally over, Americans may be as divided as ever, but at least we can celebrate together the end of campaign advertisements until the next election. Our blood boils and we shake our heads with consternation that anyone could believe the most polished...
The Cool Allure of Vaping Endangers Our Young People

The Cool Allure of Vaping Endangers Our Young People

Someday, soon perhaps, the Juul electronic cigarette will pass into the heap of cast-off youth fads, and we may breathe sighs of relief once that’s over. Until then, fuel for wild-eyed screeds against the product needs to come from somewhere. Religious and moral...

5 Caveats While Watching Super Bowl Spectacle

I must confess: I rarely watch the Super Bowl. I am usually on a plane (with very few others, mercifully) when the big game comes on. I am used to hearing the score from pilots, and I always wonder if they are really watching in the cockpit. I am not a great football...

The Man Who Made You Want Shiny Things

One man changed the world of advertising forever – and in so doing created a monster. Advertising changed forever in the 1920s, and so did the world. It was described as it was happening by journalist Samuel Strauss in 1927, who wrote, “The American...