I love to read conspiracy books about evil colluders in public as well as private life. After all, what is The Wealth of Nations but a persistent diatribe against such machinations?
I also have a particularly strong reason for believing that governments lie to their citizens. After all, I came of age in Brazil, living there from 1964–69 and again in 1980–81. Brazil experienced hyper hyper-inflation, and the government regularly tried to cover it up in rather inept ways.
One way was to impose price controls on black beans, a major staple of the Brazilian diet; this prevented the price of beans from going up on the CPI. Brilliant! Of course, this didn't fool anybody.
Another ludicrous policy was ...