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Tue May 31, 2022, 03:28 PM

7. David Brooks documented this in one of his mea culpa books shortly after 9/11.

There were coordinated efforts to bulk buy books within a short period of time so they would jump to the top of the bestseller list. Lots of the books were just thrown away after that. The point was to create an illusion of popularity, and transfer money to the author, not to actually sell the books.

In retrospect, this was probably another avenue for money laundering for them.

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