Dan Ariely, behavioral economist and the New York Times bestselling author of The Upside of Irrationality and Predictably Irrational, examines the contradictory forces that drive us to cheat and keep us honest, in this groundbreaking look at the way we behave: The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty.From ticket-fixing in our police departments to test-score scandals in our schools, from our elected le...
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Harper (March 12, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 2176068
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This was fascinating. As one who thinks of himself as "totally honest" aside from the occasional white lie to spare someone's feelings (i.e. appearance issues), I was really surprised by this.The author relates how various behavioral economics exper...
a-marital affairs to the Ponzi schemes undermining our economy, cheating and dishonesty are ubiquitous parts of our national news cycle—and inescapable parts of the human condition.Drawing on original experiments and research, in the vein of Freakonomics, The Tipping Point, and Survival of the Sickest, Ariely reveals—honestly—what motivates these irrational, but entirely human, behaviors.