I guess you’re saying we allow for the possibility of failure when somebody says “I’m on a weight-loss program”. I agree. We are not completely gullible in the face of such descriptions.
I’m claiming that we seem to be visibly more skeptical when we see the features than when we see just the intended result. For example, “weight-loss program” vs using the telemarketed ab machine for 15 minutes. Similarly with “clean air law” vs raising the fuel tax rate, or “cost-cutting measure” vs switching to online advertising.
Would you agree with that claim? Thanks for your feedback.