Why Trump’s Staff Is Lying One of the most striking features of the early Trump administration has been its political uses of lying. The big weekend story was the obviously false claim of Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, that … Continue reading Trump’s loyalty tests
The Slippery Slope of Dishonesty If you say you have never lied, you are almost certainly lying. Only little lies, you say? Well, it’s long been thought that’s where the seeds of dishonesty are usually sown. Even convicted swindler Bernie … Continue reading Lying addiction
The Psychology of Eye Contact, Digested Many of our relationships begin with that moment when our eyes meet and we realise the other person is looking right at us. Pause for a second and consider the intensity of the situation, … Continue reading The meeting of minds and souls
Trust, Sharing Economy and Behavioral Economics Trust. It’s a complex, tricky, hard to explain, harder to define concept, but it’s crucial for so many things. As Adam Smith pointed out, a base level of trust in society is necessary for … Continue reading Trust in the sharing economy
People don’t trust economists anymore For most of my career it has been good to be an economist. I felt wise, I felt heard. Sure, I got constant reminders from well-meaning people that no one behaves in the rational way … Continue reading Is the end of economists?
Trust in Government Is Collapsing Around the World On Wednesday, Facebook made an announcement that you’d think would only matter to Facebook users and publishers: It will modify its News Feed algorithm to favor content posted by a user’s friends … Continue reading Do you trust peers over experts?
Who do you trust and why does it matter? Would you trust a banker? Stop laughing now…you there, in the back, stop it… Now, seriously, would you? More to the point perhaps, would a banker trust you? And what matter … Continue reading Trust is a massive asset