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@pratik Funny you should say that: my comment was actually my second and third reaction. My first was a joke-not-joke about white collar crime and not wanting to leave a paper trail. (After all, email resides on a corporation’s servers and is subject to any level of scrutiny they want, but a phone call is ephemeral and its content by law is unrecordable without mutual consent or a court order after proving just cause. If you want to conspire to do Bad Things, talk on the phone, preferably a pre-paid burner.)

But I cut it because I didn’t want to seem overly machiavellian in my worldview. (Spoiler alert: my worldview is unremittingly machiavellian — but I foolishly try to cover it in a veneer of half-hearted optimism about human nature that is wholly undeserved.)

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