When it comes to politics, businesses like freedom and certainty. Take the UK, for instance. For years, the economy in that country has been sluggish, thanks to the Brexit issue. Companies haven’t known precisely what’s going on, and so they’ve been saving up their money until they see what’s going to happen.
In most developed counties, governments are relatively trustworthy but not always. They will often use their position of influence and power to manipulate people to serve their ends, going against the interests of the very people who elected them.
If you work in business, you need to be aware that what the government tells the business community isn’t always the truth. Sure, it’ll try to bamboozle you into thinking its policies are pro-businesses and pro-growth, but when you actually look at what it is doing, you regularly find that they’re not. In many cases, they’re the opposite.
For the government, using propaganda is nothing new. As the infographic below shows, even the US government has used informational manipulation to get what it wants in the past. The same still happens today. Read on to find out more.
Infographic by Norwich University
People in the business community, therefore, need to beware of the many ways in which the authorities deploy propaganda. The government isn’t just a group of empty vassals, seeking to serve the public in whatever way they can. Just like you and me, they’re individuals with their own interests and motives. While they usually do the things that their constituents want, they also have ambition and a desire for power.