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Ambiguous Situations Make It Easier to Justify Ethical Transgressions

Findings from two experiments show that people are apt to cheat in favor of their self-interest but only when the situation is ambiguous enough to provide moral cover. ... More>


The Ethical Calculus of the Tax Cheat

Otherwise moral people use a range of self-serving reasons to justify “bending the rules” and “fudging the numbers” at tax time. ... More>


Does money make you mean?


No, Mornings Don’t Make You Moral


The Slippery-Slope Effect: Minor Misdeeds Lead to Major Ones

A new study finds that small ethical infractions can easily snowball into major violations when left unchecked over time. ... More>