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Agenda for a New Economy, 2nd Edition by David C. Korten

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CHAPTER 14WHAT ABOUT MY. . .?

A confidence trick or confidence game…is an attempt to defraud a person or group by gaining their confidence. The victim is known as the mark, the trickster is called a confidence man, con man, confidence trickster, or con artist, and any accomplices are known as shills. Confidence men exploit human characteristics such as greed and dishonesty, and have victimized individuals from all walks of life.

wikipedia, “confidence trick”

In my experience, the first reaction of most people to the call to shut down Wall Street is one of jubilant enthusiasm — a measure of the public outrage at Wall Street excesses. The second reaction is, “But what about my 401(k) retirement account?” The same question might be raised about ...

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