Lies and liars

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Guests: Maurice Schweitzer, Dan Ariely, Maria Konnikova

We all lie. It’s a skill we develop when we are just toddlers. But some people are bigger liars than others. In this hour, we’ll probe the liar’s mind. We’ll look at lies in politics, business, and our daily lives. And, we’ll ask why deception is universal and what effect it has on the deceiver and the deceived. Marty will talk with MAURICE SCHWEITZER, professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, DAN ARIELY, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, and MARIA KONNIKOVA, writer for the New Yorker and the author of The Confidence Game.

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