Professional Obfuscation

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The complexities of the world often make reasoning about it very difficult.  In many public deliberations it can be useful if this situation remains impenetrable and unsettled.  Spreading false information, campaigning to hide the truth, and arguing against the validity of certain studies can all be forms of this pattern.  Public relations corporations are available to do this work -- if the client has the necessary funds.  One of the best cases of this is the cigarette industry in the United States.