Poverty Turns People Into Liars

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It is hard to be honest when you are trying to survive.

I recently read the NY Times Guest Essay “How To Become a Pathological Liar”.

If I ever thought of these as lies, I soon came to see them as part of the etiquette of poverty — a means of getting by for the poor and also a gift we give to the rich, a practice that lets us avoid talking about the uncomfortable differences between…



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