Cheating Culture Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead

ISBN-10: 0156030055

ISBN-13: 9780156030052

Edition: 2004

Authors: David Callahan

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Free cable television. Imaginary tax deductions. Do you take your chance to cheat? David Callahan thinks many of us would; witness corporate scandals, doping athletes, plagiarizing journalists. Why all the cheating? Why now? Callahan blames the dog-eat-dog economic climate of the past twenty years: An unfettered market and unprecedented economic inequality have corroded our values and threaten to corrupt the equal opportunity we cherish. Callahan's "Winning Class" has created a separate moral reality where it cheats without consequences-while the "Anxious Class" believes choosing not to cheat could cancel its only shot at success in a winner-take-all world. Updated with a new afterword analyzing the latest on cheating from the Martha Stewart trial to the Tyco and Enron sentencings, The Cheating Culture takes us on a gripping tour of cheating in America and makes a powerful case for why it matters.
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 12/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792

Preface
"Everybody Does It"
Cheating in a Bottom-line Economy
Whatever It Takes
A Question of Character
Temptation Nation
Trickle-down Corruption
Cheating from the Starting Line
Crime and No Punishment
Dodging Brazil
Afterword
Sources
Endnotes
Index
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