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"Everything has a moral, if only you can find it" - L.C.
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News » Financial Executives Confess: Sure, We Lie and Cheat

"You might not expect executives of top financial businesses to admit outright that they're crooks, but that's pretty much what they did in responding to a new survey released today by the whistleblower law firm Labaton Sucharow."

 

We know the problem exists, we know some of the variables, so what comes next?  How can we create systems with incentives for honesty and integrity rather than lying and cheating?

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Books » The Truth About Honesty and Dishonesty

"In particular, one of the things we find is being mentally exhausted gets people to cheat more, and here is the finding: There is something called depletion. Depletion is the idea that when we exercise self control, when we try to resist temptation, we try to resist a cake and a cookie and Facebook and Youtube and saying something nasty to someone and so on. As we try and resist temptation more and more and more our ability to resist temptation diminishes until eventually we kind of collapse and give in.

 

Dishonesty is one of those things."

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