Self-manipulation

There’s a lot going on around the world in terms of manipulation these days. An election is gearing up here at home, Wall Street protests are going global, banks are inventing new and interesting fees… What to cover, what to cover… Since I’ve talked about governments manipulating citizens, companies manipulating consumers, and media players manipulating everyone, I thought we’d switch things around a little and see how you are being manipulated – by you! It turns out that you are surprisingly good at manipulating yourself. In some cases, that’s very good. In others, it’s a lot less good. Let’s...

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