Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lies and the lying liars

Check out the Steve Forbes quote at the end of this cheerful little blurb about the world's billionaires:
"The super wealthy are people who (clears throat, shifts eyes, sends other signals that a lie is about to be told), almost all of them, have created that wealth...
...says the man who inherited his wealth
...which means they've created vibrant businesses that provide growth for everyone else."
That quote, of course, went unchallenged by the reporter, but to be fair, they did mention earlier in the story that America is "lagging behind" in overall growth - despite still having most of the world's billionaires.

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