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Confusopoly at TIAA “If They Cry, They Buy”

Confusopoly at TIAA “If They Cry, They Buy”

Yesterday Pulitzer-prize winning author Gretchen Morgenson at the New York Times, wrote another article, New York Attorney General Subpoenas TIAA Over Sales Practices,  highlighting the confusopoly at TIAA. As we discussed earlier, the financial services industry is a confusopoly  (a term coined by Dilbert cartoonist and author Scott Adams), an industry…

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Confusopoly:  Is TIAA Preying on Investors?

Confusopoly: Is TIAA Preying on Investors?

Our readers may be familiar with the work of Scott Adams, who coined the term confusopoly, which describes any industry that benefits from keeping consumers confused. The Financial services industry is clearly a confusopoly. And executives at financial services firms understand human beings are not only irrational, but actually (nearly)…

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