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The Devil Wears Armani: How Kentucky Is Selling Its Soul for Wins

Published by on August 22, 2009

In art and literature, the Devil is often outwardly portrayed as a hideous beast with horns and goat-legs and flame-red skin.

Some renditions of the Devil show him more like Nosferatu, drawn and gaunt, with a twisted face and coal-black eyes.

Often the beast wears tattered robes or nothing at all to help portray a lack of civility that somehow departs from the humane.

Always, the creature is meant to look frightening.

In real-life however, the devil never shows up looking so obvious.  In a time of gigantic Ponzi schemes, wider system-level Wall Street fraud, ambulance chasers, and corrupt politicians, the devil is more likely to be wearing a suit and tie, maybe handsome with slicked back hair and an easy cocksure manner.

And the Devil will promise you things.

He might promise you an unrealistic return on your investments. He might promise to fight for the people and then line his pockets with campaign contributions. He might promise an easy solution to a complicated problem, or he might promise a hungering fanbase a return to national supremacy.

The problem with making deals with the Devil, of course, is that in the end,...

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