Prophecy Sign: Evil men will get worse and worse
Both their hands are equally skilled at doing evil! Officials and judges alike demand bribes. The people with influence get what they want, and together they scheme to twist justice. Micah 7:3 NLT
But evil people and impostors will flourish. They will deceive others and will themselves be deceived. 2 Timothy 3:13 NLT
Banking culture breeds dishonesty, scientific study finds
A banking culture that implicitly puts financial gain above all else fuels greed and dishonesty and makes bankers more likely to cheat, according to the findings of a scientific study. Researchers in Switzerland studied bank workers and other professionals in experiments in which they won more money if they cheated, and found that bankers were more dishonest when they were made particularly aware of their professional role. When bank employees were primed to think less about their profession and more about normal life, however, they were less inclined to dishonesty.
Politicians lie because there is no incentive to tell the truth
All parties. Both levels of government. And not little slips of the lip, but deliberate statements on major issues, as often as not the centrepieces of their campaigns. Politics has never been a place for the uncompromisingly honest. It is, as Michael Ignatieff has lately described it, a “dirty, loud-mouthed, false, lying business.” But the dishonesty has gotten noticeably worse in recent years — more extreme, more brazen, without even the cover provided by those ancient dodges, to which the politician who does not wish to flat-out lie has always had recourse: evasion, ambiguity, the non-denial denial. Nowadays they don’t even bother.