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Paul Craig Roberts: A Culture of Delusion

The incentive to speak the truth and the reward for doing so are very weak. And not just for a writer, but also for academics and experts who can make far more money by lying than by telling the truth. How else would we have got GMOs, jobs offshoring, the "unitary executive" and a deregulated financial system? It is a very lucrative career to testify as an expert in civil lawsuits. It is part of America's romance with the lie that experts purchased by the opposing sides in a lawsuit battle it out as gladiators seeking the jury's thumbs-up.

And look at Congress. The two members of the House who stood up for the Constitution and truth in government will soon be gone. Ron Paul is stepping down and Dennis Kucinich was redistricted out of his seat. As for the Senate, these thoughtful personages recently voted 90-1 to declare war on Iran, as the sole dissenter, Rand Paul, pointed out. The Senate is very much aware, although only a few will publicly admit it, that the US has been totally frustrated and held to a standoff, if not a defeat, in Afghanistan and is unable to subdue the Taliban. Despite this, the Senate wants a war with Iran, a war which could easily turn out to be even less successful. Obviously, the Senate not only lies to the public but also to itself.

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This is really good!

An excellent article to send to others who are still in the dark.

The One Thing I Don't Understand...

...is his position on regulation of the financial system.

If the government stayed out of it, what need would there be for regulation?

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Yes

I think he's off his rocker on that as well. The less regulated the market the better, I guess he just doesn't see how regulated the markets are right now which is shocking.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

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Wow, PCR at his best, telling the TRUTH!

". . . Lies dominate every policy discussion, every political decision. The most successful people in America are liars.

The endless lies have created a culture of delusion. And this is why America is lost. The beliefs of many Americans, perhaps a majority, are comprised of lies. These beliefs have become emotional crutches, and Americans will fight to defend the lies that they believe. The inability of Americans to accept facts that are contrary to their beliefs is the reason the country is leaderless and will remain so. Unless scales fall from Americans' eyes, Americans are doomed."

** So so glad that he resumed writing after the temporary retirement a couple of years ago!!!

Really

Good!