I’ve been thinking about this for a couple of reasons:
1) Fiction. I am making an evil RP character, and want to make him both genuinely evil but also capable of working with a group. I’ve also been trying to write for NaNoWriMo, and all good stories have a true conflict. And what makes for better conflict than a villain you love to hate?
2) I’ve been discussing the economy with people and am amazed by how varied the reactions are to Wall Street, Occupy Wall Street, and Oakland police. Some of the descriptions seem to not even attain the ranking of caricature, but seem to be caricatures of caricatures.
I’ll be considering this and writing further – but please respond below.