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Ferris’s Art

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This is a follow-up to my earlier post, Ferris First. Tim Ferris has done a fair number of interesting and cool things. Some of these things are even things that I would personally like to do myself. I’m not arguing that he should be spending his time on charity instead of on things that he enjoys. My problem is with his dishonesty. He doesn’t so much lie as stretch the truth, or make people believe something which isn’t true, without actually lying in the words he’s saying. He also does not lie to tell the truth, as an artist might, unless you consider his life his art. In this sense, his whole life is one grand piece of performance art about globalization and the changing world we live in. This doesn’t change the fact that his fortune is built on getting people to pay high prices for health supplements of dubious, at best, value to them, by promising great results without real evidence or proof. He gets his money, from which he derives the ability to live his cool life, by getting other people to give him money they have worked hard for, without providing equal benefit to them in return.


Written by logand

November 24, 2012 at 8:44 pm

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  1. […] [follow up: Ferris's Art] […]

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    May 5, 2013 at 1:23 pm

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