A THEORY FOR WHY THE CON MAN TOLD WHOPPERS.

A THEORY FOR WHY THE CON MAN TOLD WHOPPERS. Why would Clark Rockefeller have told such incredible stories —being a freelance central banker or working on a spacecraft that would go faster than the speed of light? One theory could be that he was testing the gullibility of the people he was talking to. I am inclined to a different theory. His main scam—that he was a Rockefeller—was risky. If he made a mistake in connection with that scam or if somebody found an inconsistency with respect to that scam, he had the fallback that many people would have thought of him as not completely truthful—that he was a fabulist.

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