Slippery slope arguments come in various versions.
“We’re concerned about a slippery slope here,” Shirk said.
The slippery-slope argument deserves to be taken seriously.
I feel this is just the beginning of a slippery slope downwards with catastrophic economic and social repercussions.”
If the slippery slope is plausible, then the argument has some merit.
A personal loan can help you get the money you need but it can also be a slippery slope that leads to even more debt.
Since credit cards offer a line of credit instead of a fixed amount of money upfront, using them can also become a slippery slope.
She found he was deeply anti-communist, believing any government intervention in the marketplace "would put us on the slippery slope to socialism".
But IMF staff know very well that countries with a history of serial default, such as Argentina and Venezuela, ride a slippery slope in debt markets.
Spalding had spent more than thirty years on “the slippery slope,” as he called it, as a high-wire performer, a funambulist, and had never fallen off.
Those who support the slippery slope argument tend to make the claim that the inevitable consequence of limiting speech is a slide into censorship and tyranny.
Striking the right balance is going to be an ongoing process that requires examining cases one by one, said Ms McElhaney, who acknowledged the peril of tumbling down a “slippery slope.”
Slippery slope arguments express the worry that permitting a certain practice may place us on a slippery slope to a dangerous or otherwise unacceptable outcome.
Gordon, a former State Department official now at the Council on Foreign Relations, “but exiting the nuclear deal is a big deal because it’s a slippery slope toward not having any of those constraints at all.”
It is sometimes said that if society allows voluntary euthanasia to be legalized, we will then have set foot on a slippery slope that will lead us eventually to support other forms of euthanasia, including, in particular, non-voluntary euthanasia.
Professor Church also dismissed fears that allowing germline gene therapy to treat inherited disorders will automatically lead down a “slippery slope” to genetic enhancement with “beneficial” traits, such as sporting prowess, intelligence or physical appearance.
“In concert with his technocratic tendencies and ambition, I sometimes accused him of shuffling along the edge of a slippery slope at whose foot you could find a terrifying crossbreed of Robert Moses, Cass Sunstein, and Frederick Winslow Taylor,” Alec Resnick says.
With the average baby going through approximately 4,000 nappies before they’re potty trained and each nappy taking more than 300 years to break down, it’s easy to feel like feeding, watering and clothing your offspring finds you on a slippery slope to landfill bedlam.
He warned that the new guidance that staff and students must wear masks in communal areas of secondary schools in lockdown areas like Manchester and Birmingham was “sending out the wrong message” that schools are unsafe, setting them on a “slippery slope” to mandating masks in the classroom.
When the policy was introduced three weeks ago, it was the second part, on artists’ conduct, that immediately became controversial, with record companies and some artist representatives complaining that it amounted to selective punishment, and was a slippery slope that could be applied too widely.