Don’t trust a man who needs a wage, unless it’s a minimum wage

Someone on a salary that barely covers his living costs has a powerful incentive to deny the truth.

Faced with the choice of personal financial pain or lying, most people go with the latter.

Most people prefer earning a salary to doing the right thing (ie: whistle blowing).

As a rule, don’t expect someone who earns a salary to tell the truth regarding his industry.

He is motivated to lie to himself and others.

(Summary of extract of Nasim Taleb’s Skin in the Game. Highly recommended reading.)

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