This page shows the source for this entry, with WebCore formatting language tags and attributes highlighted.


The sunken cost of being conned


<bq author="Carl Sagan" href="">One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If weve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. Were no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. Its simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that weve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.</bq>