Anyone who has ever worked with animals knows that positive reinforcement works better than negative. I'm sure that is just applicable to humans as well. What we all know, those of us who read Army manuals and listen to retired generals, is that torture doesn't work and waterboarding is torture.
Sugar free cookies? Well, if they're made with aspartame then Rummy still made some money. I'd never eat that poison.
Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen... - Zbigniew Brezhinsky