If Your BS Detector Isn’t Shrieking, It’s Broken

1-government lies - economic stats and snake oil Wishing it was true doesn’t make it true–it makes you a chump who fell for the con. Once upon a time in America, no adult could survive without possessing a finely tuned BS detector. Herman Melville masterfully captured America’s fascination with cons and con artists in his 1857 classic The Confidence-Man. An essential component of the American ethos is: don’t be a chump. Don’t fall for the con. And if you do, it’s your own fault. The Wild West wasn’t just thieves shooting people in the back (your classic “gunfight” in the real West) — it was a simmering stew of con artists, flim-flammers and grifters exploiting the naive, the trusting and the credulous. http://www.oftwominds.com/blogjune15/BS-detector6-15.html

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