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From monogamy to politics, the concept of honesty is more complex than you think

It's hard to name public figures who we think of as truly honest. Are standards slipping—or is honestly just more difficult than we give credit for?

By Christian B. Miller  

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We have seen plenty of examples of dishonesty in recent decades. Tiger Woods and Bill Clinton are well-known for their marital infidelity. Ken Lay defrauded Enron and Bernie Madoff betrayed investors with his Ponzi scheme. Lance Armstrong and Alex Rodriguez broke the rules by using banned substances in their sports.

Dishonesty is easy to come by, it would seem. But what about its opposite? Who stands out today as a prominent example of honesty? I find it hard to come up with…

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