(Dis)Honesty, the truth about lies: an interview with Dan Ariely

[4 Aprile 2014]

«Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to», wrote Mark Twain. The film (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies examines the human tendency to be dishonest. Man is also the only animal to lie? How behavioral economics explains the fact that the man tells lies? Finally, man often seems to lie even to himself, as when it denies the scientific evidence of climate change or the depletion of natural resources. What is the reason for this? Dan Ariely, the executive producer of the film (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies and one of the best behavioral economists in the world, explains why in an audio interview with greenreport.