Refraction (Bent Thinking) #81

Appeal to Wealth (argumentum ad crumenam) – supporting a conclusion because the arguer is wealthy (or refuting because the arguer is poor). (Sometimes taken together with the appeal to poverty as a general appeal to the arguer’s financial situation.) Refutation: Arguments stand on their own, based on their validity and support for their claims. An argument should stand or fall no matter who is giving it or hearing it. Example: Adonis: Brittany, we should really listen to concerns presented by Mr. Snodgrass. He is the richest man in the county.    

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