14 Jul 2010

What’s the Opposite of Plagiarism?

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Normally you expect someone to blog about something and not give you credit for it. But in this LRC blog post:

Charles Hugh Smith provides a remarkably concise outline of how the politically-connected Wall Street big banks and the Fed are fleecing the American people in “The Con of the Decade.” This is an excellent example of power-elite analysis, in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format.

(Thanks to Robert Murphy for pointing out this article to me.)

…I am apparently thanked for tipping off an article I have never read. Is this a different Robert Murphy, or did Charles Burris get mixed up?

Or do I have a really bad memory?

5 Responses to “What’s the Opposite of Plagiarism?”

  1. Seth says:

    More importantly, at least to me, is whether or not you did, in fact, read this outline. If this is the case, did you agree with the outline? To me it seems relatively spot on; however, I do find some problems with it.

  2. Robert Wenzel says:

    Maybe he is the real Robert Murphy and you are a Russian spy married to “Susan Murphy” and the real Robert Murphy is being held by the Russians, and good guy that the real Murphy is, he didn’t think of himself when he was left unattended for 5 minutes, instead he decided to send an email warning us of the power elite.

    Thanks, real Bob, we all appreciate it.

  3. Charles Burris says:


    Sorry Robert, but this Robert Murphy, a dedicated libertarian activist who I’ve known for thirty four years, is the one to whom I was referring.

    And yes, the woman pictured with this Robert Murphy is, in fact, Susan Murphy.

    • KP says:

      “I can think of no better way to Support Our Troops than to let them get drunk when they need to.”
      Yep, classic Murphy.