Monday, October 31, 2011

xkcd and false advertising

xkcd today is about false advertising. Check out the alt-text: "Telling someone who trusts you that you’re giving them medicine when you’re not, because you want their money, isn’t just lying--it’s like an example you’d make up if you had to illustrate to a child why lying is wrong.” HT Greg Klass.


greglas said...

But cf. Placebo effects?

Rebecca Tushnet said...

I'm with xkcd--I don't believe that products ought to be sold if they only work because of a placebo effect, though I'm more open on the subject of kisses for boo-boos.