Have Deceit, Self-Interest, and Malleable Principles, Will Travel

Abby Zimet


Offering salaries from $60,000 to $160,000 and generous benefits – but alas, no free trips to Vegas – the CIA is trying to recruit bankers and Wall Street kingpins laid-off in the meltdown. Says CIA spokesman Ron Patrick, "It's going to be a very different use of their skill set than perhaps they've used on Wall Street." Or not. One possible stumbling block: They have to pass a lie-detector test.

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