Are We All Liars and Cheaters?

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When we think about who liars and cheaters are in our society, we might think of politicians, bankers or lawyers. But if you really look at your own behavior, you are probably not too far behind. Sure, you might not steal huge amounts of money, or create elaborate lies, but when it comes to smaller situations where a white lie may put you ahead, are you likely to do it? 

That’s the premise of the new book, “The Honest Truth About Dishonesty,” where author and friend of the show’s Dan Ariely goes through a series of experiments to find that society is not plagued by the people who lie a lot, but by the rest of us who cheat just a little bit when it is in our best interest to do so.