The Cheating Culture

The Cheating Culture

Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead

Book - 2004
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Houghton
You're standing at an ATM. It can't access account information but allows unlimited withdrawals. Do you take more than your balance? David Callahan thinks most of us would. While there have always been those who cut corners, he shows that cheating on every level-from the highly publicized corporate scandals to Little League fraud-has risen dramatically in the last two decades. Why all the cheating? Why now?
Callahan pins the blame on the dog-eat-dog economic climate of the past two decades. An unfettered market and unprecedented economic inequality have corroded our values, he argues-and ultimately threaten the level playing field so central to American democracy itself. Through revealing interviews and extensive data, he takes us on a gripping tour of cheating in America and offers a powerful argument for why it matters. Lucidly written, scrupulously argued, The Cheating Culture is an important, original examination of the hidden costs of the boom years.



Baker & Taylor
A look at cheating in modern-day society places the blame on the highly competitive economic climate of the past two decades, explaining why an unfettered market and unprecedented economic inequities have eroded American values.

Harcourt Publishing
You're standing at an ATM. It can't access account information but allows unlimited withdrawals. Do you take more than your balance? David Callahan thinks most of us would. While there have always been those who cut corners, he shows that cheating on every level-from the highly publicized corporate scandals to Little League fraud-has risen dramatically in the last two decades. Why all the cheating? Why now?
Callahan pins the blame on the dog-eat-dog economic climate of the past two decades. An unfettered market and unprecedented economic inequality have corroded our values, he argues-and ultimately threaten the level playing field so central to American democracy itself. Through revealing interviews and extensive data, he takes us on a gripping tour of cheating in America and offers a powerful argument for why it matters. Lucidly written, scrupulously argued, The Cheating Culture is an important, original examination of the hidden costs of the boom years.



Book News
Callahan, a co-founder of the public policy center Demos, identifies America's free-wheeling economic climate of the past 20 years as the cause of rampant cheating corporate scandals, doping in sports, plagiarism by journalists and students, and corner-cutting in the most mundane matters that is a major hidden cost of the boom years. The "Winning Class," he argues, has the money and clout to cheat without consequences, while the growing "Anxious Class" believes that choosing not to cheat will cost them their only shot at success in a winner-take-all world. Callahan uses interviews and data to show why all the cheating matters. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Through revealing interviews and extensive data, Callahan takes us on a tour of cheating in America and makes a powerful case for why it matters. Lucidly written, scrupulously argued, The Cheating Culture is an original examination of the hidden costs of the boom years.

Baker
& Taylor

A revealing look at cheating in modern-day society places the blame on the highly competitive economic climate of the past two decades, explaining why an unfettered market and unprecedented economic inequities have eroded American values and threaten the very essence of American democracy itself. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151010189
0151010188
Branch Call Number: 174 CAL
Characteristics: ix, 353 p. ; 24 cm

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