They summoned the teacher of economic teachers, Professor David Colander, who has so many achievements in the economic field that it would bore you to list them. Among his 35 books and over 100 articles are two textbooks dedicated to the education of economists. Colander could give little comfort to the distraught Senators. He said maybe there was too much reliance on mathematical formulas or, perhaps economic students should be taught common sense.
Despite enjoying the compliments, I interjected again. I pointed out that not once had he mentioned that I was 30-something, Caucasian, Male, who makes X amount of dollars a year. Not once had he profiled demographic information about me. Yet, when many marketers or brand strategists profile their ideal patrons, they go right to the cold, hard demographics.
And studies led by Brad Bushman show that venting makes us angrier and more aggressive. When angry people were randomly assigned to hit a punching bag, they became angrier than people who were distracted or did nothing at all — and they were more likely to deliver loud, unpleasant blasts of noise to the person who made them mad.