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  •  You left out marketing, one of the more (8+ / 0-)

    popular business degrees and MBA specialties.  All of that crap is the art of conning people into buying stuff that they would not otherwise buy.

    "Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini

    by enhydra lutris on Tue Oct 27, 2009 at 03:42:54 PM PDT

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    •  and it's not just about buying things (6+ / 0-)

      Believing things, doing things, voting for and against things, fighting for and against things, throwing your life away working to make someone else rich in the vain hope that you'll be rewarded for being a sucker, etc.

      Don't forget the self-help industry. It's all BS. None of those people were anybody before they became gurus; all their money came from people buying their shit.

      Deception is wrong. Manipulation is wrong. They should be illegal, though I imagine our entire civilization would collapse without them.

      Progressive is not the opposite of aggressive.

      by Visceral on Tue Oct 27, 2009 at 04:02:48 PM PDT

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