Economics Is Magick
The Dark Work of Imposing One’s Will on Others
Stage magic involves sleight-of-hand and misdirection — look over here, while I do this over there. Theirs is a game of theatricality in appearance as well — the Magician looks the part, in robes, or a stage costume, or — more likely these days — in leather and tattoos. Their magic is a Production, with a capital “P” — designed to impress, and create a perception of the impossible achieved, to create awe.