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King 1 Gerrick King Professor Baldino Expository Writing 101: Section AZ 05 February 2012 Assignment 1: Final Draft Loyalty and Integrity Within the article “Confidence Men and Their Flex Lives” Janine R. Wedel presents two extremely radical ideas, which question people’s loyalty and integrity. The radical ideas, which she proposes play a vital role in the modern world of flexians. Janine Wedel describes a global trend of cultivating multiple roles in government and business, which also can be interpreted as the roles of public and private power. The result is fundamental ambiguity about where the alle- giance of many of our elites lies: “When an individual serves in interdependent roles, and is in the public eye promoting policy prescriptions, and when fundamental questions lack straight an- swers—Who is he? Who funds him? For whom does he work? Where ultimately does his alle- giance lie? We have likely encountered a flexian” (506). With this quote Wedel is stating that loyalty and integrity are performed as a fallacy to those who live the flexian lifestyle. This idea
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