The policies seem bipolar, because the only philosophy is survival, using three tools: fear, manipulation and money.
Some highlights: By now audiences are savvy enough to realize that no reality show is absent some degree of manipulation.
After all, in pure economic models, there is no room for manipulation because all information is known.
c.1730, a method of digging ore, from French manipulation, from manipule "handful" (a pharmacists' measure), from Latin manipulus "handful, sheaf, bundle," from manus "hand" (see manual) + root of plere "to fill" (see pleio-). Sense of "skillful handling of objects" is first recorded 1826; extended 1828 to "handling of persons" as well as objects.
manipulation ma·nip·u·la·tion (mə-nĭp'yə-lā'shən)
The act or the practice of manipulating.
The state of being manipulated.