The truth isn’t always easy to determine. If it were, people would probably pursue it more avidly.
As it stands, discerning what is true and what is hearsay often takes hard work. But even in a world where many forces conspire to manipulate hard facts, the truth carries great value. Think of the recent controversy over alleged manipulation of the LIBOR rate by Barclays and other large banks. Many parties regarded those rates as accurate, even as others knew they weren’t.
Funny thing is, the truth has a way of filtering out eventually. Those who already know what is verifiably true, thanks to their own independent due diligence, hold a distinct advantage.