Life at № 42
(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies: Feature Film It’s human nature to lie; we all do it! From scandalous headlines to little white lies, (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies explores the complex impact dishonesty has on our lives and everyday society.
Source: Film – The Dishonesty Project
Watched this on Netflix yesterday and it’s just wonderful. A real insight into the human mind. They don’t just explore dishonesty on a superficial level- they look at optimism bias, rationalization (in regards to cheating/stealing) and examine some very interesting high profile cases. If you don’t use Netflix the film is also available through their website.
Also worth looking at this week:
How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Atlantic City Casinos, but Still Earned Millions– from the NYT. It more or less outlines his entire business model and business history in a straightforward way that hasn’t been done before.
And this piece on the Orlando massacre from someone in the Arab Humanist Society. Terribly sad to see what religion can do to a whole region. This reinforces my hate speech argument. If you think someone deserves death, or if that’s put forward as being the case, it’s the foundation on which discrimination and violence will be built.