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Why Businessmen Are More Honest than Preachers, Politicians, and Professors
By Dwight R. Lee
This article appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of The Independent Review


Abstract

Businessmen interested in long-run survival are more honest in their professional dealings than are many other groups in society—not because they are more virtuous, but because they face more effective constraints. Their customers can usually detect and avoid deception more easily than can a politician’s constituents, a professor’s students, and a preacher’s congregants.



Other Independent Review articles by Dwight R. Lee
    Summer 2014   The Two Moralities of the Minimum Wage
    Fall 2012   Moderating the Dark Side of Emotional Morality with the Bright Side of Market Morality
    Fall 2011   Shrinking Leviathan: Can the Interaction Between Interests and Ideology Slice Both Ways?
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Volume 14 Number 3
Winter 2010

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