“Honest Businessmen”

This article has the quote of the week:

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/03/13/mexico.forbes.list/index.html

"comparing the deplorable activity of a criminal wanted in Mexico and abroad with that of honest businessmen"

The sarcastic side of me says the job description of a businessperson is to lie, cheat, and steal. Lying can include not telling the whole truth about a product. Other people that are definite liars on the list include Bill Gates (has lied regularly about the quality of Microsoft software as well as release dates for such software), Carlos Slim (lies about phone charges so people unexpectedly get charged rates like 30USD a minute, even if the call never went through), etc.

If anything, the drug lord is much more honest. The drug lord isn’t liked because of the brutality of the trade and the effects of the product on people. It has nothing to do with honesty, and if it did, other people would be kicked off the list far sooner than him.

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