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Corruption In Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self-Reliance

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In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay, Self-Reliance, he claims that everyone can be independent; however, his argument is quixotic today because most individuals in present times are ignorant and do not value themselves as they should. Corruption is taking advantage of the innocent. On the website Ethics of Development in a Global Environment (EDGE), Johnnie Manzaria and Jonathon Bruck argue that persuasion is used to influence many different aspects of our lives. For instance, during the elections, there were many forms of persuasion used in order to win votes. A common resource used was the support from the artist to the candidate. They used their fame to promote a campaign and sometimes the same person running would use their own reputation. This influenced a large percentage of the crowd to no longer analyze the information presented by both parties regarding future plans, but analyze who had more support from artists, and this was because they have “access to and potential control of public opinion.” Julius Caesar used the same or similar method as the candidates of recent elections to promote himself, but rather using celebrities he used his power and fortune. He gained followers and he was able to accomplish this by giving money and other needs to the citizens of Rome. According to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a negative public response can shape the lives of many peers. Peer pressure is the most effective method of persuasion. It makes
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