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Jun 29, 2012
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Review: Looking for an honest man

By Martin Langfield
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

It is said that the philosopher Diogenes the Cynic roamed ancient Athens with a lamp in daylight to search for an honest man. Dan Ariely, a professor of psychology and behavioral economics, uses more modern research techniques for a similar quest. He reports his findings in a new book, “The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty.”

May 11, 2012
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Review: Devaluing the priceless

By Martin Langfield
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Is the world better off, or worse, if a poor person sells a kidney to a rich person who needs it?

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