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February 15, 2010

BREVITAS

If you're wondering about why all those Ivy League grads in the Obama administration are fouling things up so badly, here's an insight. . . Morley Safer, Daily Beast: The most intelligent people are often the most likely to fall for a scam. If there is indeed a sucker born every minute, there are at least three con artists born every 30 seconds destined to take him for a ride. . . Why are we so gullible? I asked that question of Ricky Jay, that master of sleight of hand and student of cons and con men through the ages. For one thing, he says, the smarter we are, or the smarter we think we are, the easier we are taken. "For me, the ideal audience would be Nobel Prize winners… their egos tell them they can't be fooled," he says. "No one is easier to fool."


2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The most intelligent people are often the most likely to fall for a scam."

OK. If it makes you feel better, tell yourself that it's because you're so smart that you fell for the 'global warming' myth.

February 15, 2010 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyQjr1YL0zg

Good example if true. Probably just TV pretend.

February 16, 2010 12:32 AM  

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