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The Truth Is, Lying Might Not Be So Bad

Dan Ariely has found that "what separates honest people from not-honest people is not necessarily character, it's opportunity."
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Dan Ariely has found that "what separates honest people from not-honest people is not necessarily character, it's opportunity."

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Shankar Vedantam is the host and creator of Hidden Brain. The Hidden Brain podcast receives more than three million downloads per week. The Hidden Brain radio show is distributed by NPR and featured on nearly 400 public radio stations around the United States.