Why You Shouldn't Trust Your Dentist

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July 1 2012 10:00 AM

Dan Ariely: Why You Shouldn't Trust Your Dentist

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely's new book The Honest Truth About Dishonesty argues that pretty much everyone will lie or cheat when the situation is right. The unpleasant implication is that you’re probably trusting people you shouldn’t trust. Here Ariely explains how his view of human nature led to a tense confrontation in his dentist’s office.

You can watch the whole conversation on BhTV.

Robert Wright is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. Follow him on Twitter.

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