Saturday morning cartoon – Free beer: The truth about dishonesty

  • Published on September 15th, 2012

How do politicians rationalize their way to cheating? Watch The Truth About DishonestyTis the season of election, which means the airwaves are saturated with borderline fibbing and blatent dishonesty.

After igniting a firestorm of criticism this week for attacking President Obama for “apologizing to America’s enemies” – something everyone on the planet (except for Rence Priebus) has pointed out just plain never ever happened – Romney went on the TV and said his biggest worry about the upcoming debates is how poor li’l Mitt will ever be able to debunk all the lies that Obama will be spouting…

Which leads to the question addressed in this cute RSA  animation: How is it that some seemingly good people can lie, cheat and steal, and still look themselves in the mirror?

Dan Ariely, bestselling author and professor of psychology and behavioural economics at Duke University, talks about the rationalizations that allow us to do all that while still believing we’re “good people at heart”.

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Jeremy Bloom is the Editor of RedGreenAndBlue. He lives in New York, where he combines his passion for the environment with his passion for film, and is working on making the world a better place.