A new book looks at how and why people lie, cheat and steal. An article in Time magazine looks at what the author found: “Most people are able to cheat a little because they can maintain the sense of themselves as basically honest people. They won’t commit major fraud on their tax returns or insurance claims or expense reports, but they’ll cut corners or exaggerate here or there because they don’t feel that bad about it.”
Read more: http://business.time.com/2012/06/18/why-almost-all-of-us-cheat-and-steal/?xid=newsletter-weekly#ixzz1zc3AKCZ3
My mom read The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone---Especially Ourselves and found it fascinating.