"Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. We found this out in recent months, when a series of related corruption stories spilled out of the financial sector, suggesting the world's largest banks may be fixing the prices of, well, just about everything."
~ Matt Taibbi
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Joan, the world has been a rigged game since big pond scum "ate" (some folks say "engulfed') small pond scum.
The numbers of small pond scum prevented their extinction.
In more recent millennia, small folk assassinated enough big folk that they allow us some democracy.
How come this doesn't surprise me?