David Callahan: Cheating to Get Ahead (4/23/12)





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Published on Jun 22, 2012

David Callahan: Cheating to Get Ahead

Senior Fellow, Demos; Editor, CheatingCulture.com; Author, Fortune of Change and The Cheating Culture

David DeCosse, Director of Campus Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Santa Clara University -- moderator

Cheating has become more common in nearly every sector of our society: business, education and sports. While there have always been those who cut corners, David Callahan, bestselling author of The Cheating Culture, shows that cheating on every level from the highly publicized corporate scandals to Little League fraud has risen dramatically in the last two decades. Why all this cheating and why now? Is it a dog-eat-dog economic climate? How much has rising economic inequality and insecurity contributed to cheating? Have Americans lost faith in the social contract and the rules governing society, so that they feel more license to cheat and make up their own rules? Come hear how this epidemic of cheating threatens the level playing field so central to American democracy.


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