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ReaderOfTeaLeaves made an important observation yesterday on a post by Bill Black, in reply to a comment by another NC regular and sometimes guest blogger, Clive. It describes a set of seductively inaccurate metaphors used to depict banking, money, and finance. Needless to say, some of the recent coinages, like “sharing economy” are downright Orwellian yet taking hold, but the older ones, by being well worn tropes, are so routine that the implicit messaging gets nary a thought.