TED Talk: Dan Ariely on our buggy moral code

From the TED’s About This Talk:

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: the hidden reasons we think it’s OK to cheat or steal (sometimes). Clever studies help make his point that we’re predictably irrational — and can be influenced in ways we can’t grasp.

When I ran across Dan Ariely’s Classroom Ethics 101 last month, I had forgotten about his TED Talk. Even worse, I had not blogged about it! So here it is.

My favorite quote:

It is very hard to believe your intuition is wrong… This is the situation we are all in all the time. We have very strong intuitions about all kinds of things. Our own ability. How the economy works. Ho we should pay school teachers. But unless we start testing those intuitions we are not going to do better.

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