straw man

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straw man

One who purchases real property in his or her own name and then holds it for sale to the person who supplied the money for the sale,the intended ultimate purchaser.The technique is often used when a well-known developer,or even a large local property owner such as a hospital or university,wishes to conceal its identity so sellers do not raise their prices.

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Critical discussion designed to forward the growth of knowledge about what helps clients and students and what does not requires accurate descriptions of competing points of view and evidence rather than reliance on propaganda strategies such as straw man arguments and ad hominem appeals.