Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thomas Sowell: The Big Hoax

What political spin and pious euphemisms don't tell us.   There have been many frauds of historic proportions — for example, the financial pyramid scheme for which Charles Ponzi was sent to prison in the 1920s, and for which Franklin D. Roosevelt was praised in the 1930s, when he called it Social Security. In our own times, Bernie Madoff's hoax has made  ... MORE

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