TheAntiMedia.org | What is a fallacy? A fallacy is a false idea that acts as an obstacle, preventing someone from understanding a particular topic. Fallacies are quite often used in arguments as deceptive maneuvers to mislead a person who is attempting to determine truth and make sense of a situation. Within the studies of logic, many of these fallacies are identified and given specific names. This way, someone can more easily spot a misleading idea before it enters their consciousness and becomes a part of their worldview.
I’m sure it will come as no surprise to the reader, but the political world is consumed with fallacies. Most of the information in the mainstream media, in public schools, and in government officials’ speeches are riddled with deception, lies, and fallacies.
To sustain an organization that is rooted in lies and uses violence in its every interaction, it is necessary for government to employ fallacies on a constant basis to justify the destructive and irrational nature of its actions. One of the most frequently used fallacies in regards to economics, especially in times of war, is “the broken window fallacy”.
“The broken window fallacy” is a term used to debunk the popular but false argument that the destruction of property stimulates economic growth by creating messes that people will eventually be paid to clean up. This is one of the arguments that we typically hear to defend war. People say that war is good for the economy because it creates jobs. However, the fatal flaw in this logic is that it fails to consider that a better outcome could have been possible had war resources been used for creation instead of destruction. Read Entire Article
By John Vibes