As Boorstin explained, the pseudo-event was orchestrated and planned to receive maximum public attention, even if the event itself was really unimportant. Pseudo-events merely look important, because the media and the public agree to act as if they are. As Boorstin explained, the pseudo-event is not something that happens by...
SS recipients DO get back far more than they put in. If they ahd to live on what they put in, the payouts would be much lower. The taxpayers end up making the difference between what is put in and what is taken out. That is one of the reasons why we have a crisis in SS today. You cannot sustain a system where everyone is taking out more than they ever put in.
Watching the American scene in the 1960s, historian Daniel Boorstin, invented the idea of the “pseudo-event.” The rise of television and modern mass media had produced a transformation of the news business, so that what now mattered was not if an event was important, but only if it was “newsworthy.”
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