"Cheaters never prosper" has long been an American aphorism,
but our cultural values are on a march.
A recent study at the University of Washington has discovered the remorse and guilt felt by previous generations is being replaced by a “cheater’s high” amongst younger people.
The research, which was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, found that people who cheated felt better about themselves.
We can see this degradation in new business models.
They ignore the law and are so supported by younger folks they just pay the fine and keep the profit.
Sir John Harrington observed this back in the 16th century.
And not incidentally,
cheating just got Tom Brady back into the SuperBowl.
The Pats will pay the fine and keep the win,
as modern business is doing.
It’s no accident Sir John Harrington
is the inventor of the toilet.
Cheating is a shitty way to “win”.