Two things fuel conspiracy theories most: Aliens and government cover-ups. To stay sane The Gold Enthusiast avoids aliens wherever possible. (Especially in movie theatres. They just won’t stop talking.) Government cover-ups are another story. Most governments are deep in the news-spin mentality these days, as they’ve found people truly are sheep and will believe the most eye-catching one-liner they see. So trivia like celebrity pregnancies are front-and-center, while important things like actual inventories and demand are relegated to footnotes, or skipped altogether.