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December 27, 2009

During times of panic—even manufactured panic—Knights steamroll Gardeners in public arguments and policymaking. When the panic ends, Gardeners defeat Knights in public arguments and policymaking. Who controls the level of fear in a populace can control that populace. Knights ramp up fear by implying an enemy is at the gates. Gardeners ramp down fear to keep the creative process on track. This was President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s goal during the Depression when he said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

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