Looking for a word or phrase..
February 17, 2012 9:57 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a word or phrase that implies offering a solution to a problem created by the same entity offering the solution. Or even just a created problem in general (e.g. created by society).
posted by jjbb to Writing & Language (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
An example would be that a popular religion popularizing the concept of an afterlife with two very different destinations and offering a means of salvation to get to the more desirable location.
Or a drug company coining a name for a new disorder, that was previously thought of as just a consequence of aging, and doing this within an ad for a new drug to treat this emerging condition.