the importance of framing and stories (part 94)

the importance of framing and stories (part 94)

Great article from July that I’ve only just seen that points out the flaws in that beloved argument of liberals in particular about why immigration is good – is because it is good for the economy.

The second point is particularly important for those of us on the ‘left’ who want to point to the positive contribution of migrants to our society is that most people care about more than just money.

Research shows that we’re much more likely to be accepting of policy changes or persuaded by information if we are told that there will be social benefits over economic ones: that it will support local communities, that it will make us a more compassionate society, or that it will improve wellbeing. This is true of those on both the left and right.

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