This the real stuff, folks. Imagine the possibilities. Now you might reasonably ask why are we giving away these tricks on a publication dedicated to Social Market Capitalism and the Production Principles it encourages?
Because if we understand the distractions and miss-direction so common to a good magic trick we aren't so easily fooled by the same distractions and miss-direction being employed with profit motive in the economy. The socialist is sneaky and less direct than the fascist which you generally see coming. It's important to develop the skills necessary to see less direct manipulations.
Editors Note: There are many kinds of manipulation and they are all used by professionals to twist capitalism's favour their way. Magic is one of the more interesting ways to spin an outcome good or bad.