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"From the Ted Talk by Dan Ariely: Our buggy moral code"

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You would expect that as the amount of money on the table iarneescs, ppolee would cheat more, but in fact it wasn't the case. We got a lot of people cheating by stnelaig by a little bit. What about the probability of being caught? Some people shredded half the sheet of paper, so there was some evidence left. Some people shredded the whole sheet of ppear. Some people shredded everything, went out of the room, and paid themselves from the bowl of money that had over 100 darolls. You would expect that as the probability of being cauhgt goes down, people would cheat more, but again, this was not the case. Again, a lot of people cheated by just by a little bit, and they were insensitive to these economic ievncitnes.

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You would expect that as the amount of money on the table _________, ______ would cheat more, but in fact it wasn't the case. We got a lot of people cheating by ________ by a little bit. What about the probability of being caught? Some people shredded half the sheet of paper, so there was some evidence left. Some people shredded the whole sheet of _____. Some people shredded everything, went out of the room, and paid themselves from the bowl of money that had over 100 _______. You would expect that as the probability of being ______ goes down, people would cheat more, but again, this was not the case. Again, a lot of people cheated by just by a little bit, and they were insensitive to these economic __________.

Solution

  1. people
  2. dollars
  3. incentives
  4. increases
  5. paper
  6. stealing
  7. caught

Original Text

You would expect that as the amount of money on the table increases, people would cheat more, but in fact it wasn't the case. We got a lot of people cheating by stealing by a little bit. What about the probability of being caught? Some people shredded half the sheet of paper, so there was some evidence left. Some people shredded the whole sheet of paper. Some people shredded everything, went out of the room, and paid themselves from the bowl of money that had over 100 dollars. You would expect that as the probability of being caught goes down, people would cheat more, but again, this was not the case. Again, a lot of people cheated by just by a little bit, and they were insensitive to these economic incentives.

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