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TCC Radio: Why We Cheat and Lie | Ted Radio Hour

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Behavioral economist Dan Ariely on why we cheat and lie. Interestingly, he found that people reminded of the Ten Commandments on a regular basis, before given an opportunity to cheat, did not cheat at all. Listen to the story on The Ted Radio Hour here: Why We Cheat and Lie

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The Way to Produce a Person

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working on wall street David Brooks writes in The New York Times about a young man’s decision to work on Wall Street so that he can give lots of money away. Brooks warns against seeing one’s life in utilitarian or consequentialist terms. He writes, “Instead of seeing yourself as one person deeply embedded in a particular community, you may end up coolly looking across humanity as a detached god.” Read it here: The Way to Produce a Person

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