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You know what’s a good way to keep the proles down? Distract ’em with silly stories that shift the blame for their troubles away from the real bastard perpetrators and onto some other poor schlub prole who’s almost as powerless. Keep us fighting one another, and we won’t fight them. Works every time. To wit: Identity Thief. Which will happily try to convince you that the problem with the world today isn’t that we live in a financial police state in which our lives are ruled by credit scores maintained by secretive for-profit corporations, scores over which we have little control and can’t even see unless we fork over hard cash to their keepers (apart from the once-annual beneficence that feels like a “boon” left over from feudal times; be grateful, serf, that your lord and master allows you this small favor). No, the problem »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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