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Why Not Tell The Truth?: Deceptive Practices And The Economic Meltdown, Charles W. Murdock Mar 2009

Why Not Tell The Truth?: Deceptive Practices And The Economic Meltdown, Charles W. Murdock

Charles W. Murdock

Today we are witnessing a crisis caused by economic formulae developed without a responsible exercise of judgment and, in many instances, with a shocking disregard for the truth. The virtue of truthfulness is not just some abstract moral principle. Rather, it is a critical component of a well functioning society. As the current situation demonstrates, the lack of regard for truthfulness can have disastrous consequences, not just for our own country, but around the world.

This article will first examine how broadly truth is devalued throughout our society. Second, it will focus on the lack of truthfulness in politics and ...


Predatory Lending: What Will Stop It?, Hirsh Ament Jan 2009

Predatory Lending: What Will Stop It?, Hirsh Ament

Journal of Business & Technology Law

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