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"From the Ted Talk by Alexander Wagner: What really motivates people to be honest in business"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

(Laughter) Now, the straight-up, self-interested move here is to go for that. So my friend Adam here might jump up, get the sausage and thereby ruin all this beautiful tableware. But that's not what Adam Smith meant. He didn't mean disregard all consequences — to the contrary. He would have thought, well, there may be negative cnceesoneuqs, for example, the owner might be arngy with the dog and the dog, anticipating that, might not behave in this way. That might be us, wgiheing the benefits and csots of our actions.

Open Cloze

(Laughter) Now, the straight-up, self-interested move here is to go for that. So my friend Adam here might jump up, get the sausage and thereby ruin all this beautiful tableware. But that's not what Adam Smith meant. He didn't mean disregard all consequences — to the contrary. He would have thought, well, there may be negative ____________, for example, the owner might be _____ with the dog and the dog, anticipating that, might not behave in this way. That might be us, ________ the benefits and _____ of our actions.

Solution

  1. angry
  2. weighing
  3. costs
  4. consequences

Original Text

(Laughter) Now, the straight-up, self-interested move here is to go for that. So my friend Adam here might jump up, get the sausage and thereby ruin all this beautiful tableware. But that's not what Adam Smith meant. He didn't mean disregard all consequences — to the contrary. He would have thought, well, there may be negative consequences, for example, the owner might be angry with the dog and the dog, anticipating that, might not behave in this way. That might be us, weighing the benefits and costs of our actions.

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Important Words

  1. actions
  2. adam
  3. angry
  4. anticipating
  5. beautiful
  6. behave
  7. benefits
  8. consequences
  9. contrary
  10. costs
  11. disregard
  12. dog
  13. friend
  14. jump
  15. laughter
  16. meant
  17. move
  18. negative
  19. owner
  20. ruin
  21. sausage
  22. smith
  23. tableware
  24. thought
  25. weighing