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The Banality of (Financial) Evil
by Charles Hugh Smith, November 9, 2010
financial evil
culture of lies

The financialized American economy and Central State are now totally dependent on a steady flow of lies and propaganda for their very survival... Lying, fraud, embezzlement, mispresentation of risk, material misrepresentation of facts, the cloaking of truth with half-truths, the replacement of statements of fact with propaganda and spin: these are not the work of a scattered handful of sociopaths: they represent the very essence and heart of the entire status quo.