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Fraudulent "Expert" for the Gullible
on 16 March 1999
Suze Orman's "credentials" in finance are totally fraudulent. She has no college background in finance and she's largely made up her experience in the financial world. She was never a broker, just a secretary to one. Her tone throughout her new book, and on the PBS series accompanying it, is patronizing and barely masks her true motive--making more money. Indeed, she doesn't hide the fact that making money is akin to finding God--after all, Orman has admitted consulting her crystals before making financial decisions.
The title of her book is OFFENSIVE, as it implies that accumulating wealth is, or should be, one's chief life goal, and that becoming rich is simply a matter of "courage"--as if the central reason the middle-class and the poor aren't rich is because they aren't courageous enough! (never mind the complex social, economic, and cultural ills that contribute to poverty). Orman is nothing more than a peddlar of snake oil. She may be a wealthy woman, but she's totally shallow one too, devoid of any moral sense and true courage. What lasting and meaningful contribution has she made to humanity?? Thanks to pariahs like Orman, the United States is quickly becoming an oligarchy--the poor be damned.