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I read an explanation of self deception by an evolutionary biologist. People first learned how to deceive others, then other people learned how to detect this deception, so self deception evolved because it is harder to detect deception in someone who is also self deceived. This way when someone says his getting rich doing crony capitalism is "God's Work", he can feel he is telling the truth.

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