This weekend, we’re talking about cheating, in big business, in relationships and even by accident. Guest host Lisa Desjardins of the PBS Newshour speaks with former CFO of HealthSouth, Aaron Beam, about what happened to a cheater during one of the biggest accounting scandals in history. Duke professor and dishonesty expert Dan Ariely explains why we cheat. Lisa talks with the founder of infidelity dating site Ashley Madison about the business of cheating, and a Google hacker explains how hackers cheat…for good. Three listeners tell their stories of cheating in their own financial lives and one test drives a Cadillac he can’t afford, just to get bonus gift. We talk about cheating by accident with an accountant working on healthcare taxes. On next week’s show, we’re talking about mobility. How is the American Dream working out for you? Do you feel upwardly mobile? Tell us your stories. Write to us here, on the web, or tweet us @MarketplaceWKND.
Marketplace Weekend for Friday, February 6, 2015
Google's "white-hat" hacker Parisa Tabriz fights the good fight.
Former HealthSouth CEO shares why he confessed to his role in accounting scandal.
During our series with the BBC, Six Routes to Riches, we’ve been talking about mobility all over the world, and here in the United States. So what does the American Dream mean to you? Do you feel like you are upwardly mobile? Share your stories on the web, by visiting us on Marketplace’s Facebook page, […]
Cheating in the financial world evokes reminders of big banks and insider trading — an image of the big company taking advantage of the little guy. One little guy wrote to tell us how he tries to turn the tables on the big companies on a much smaller scale. Chris Norrdin of Carlsbad, Calif., a retired […]
Duke professor and dishonesty expert Dan Ariely explains why people cheat in business and in life.
Navigating the ACA during tax season can be stressful, and tricky.
How do you market something that repulses consumers?