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Liars with Fake Sunglasses

 by Bennett Gordon

Tags: Science and Technology, fake, cheating, Dan Ariely,

Fake Prada handbags and faux-designer sunglasses make people more inclined to lie. The rest of the world may not know a pair of sunglasses cost 2 dollars at a street vendor, not 150 dollars at a designer shop, but the person wearing the glasses knows. That knowledge makes people a little less honest in the rest of their lives, according to behavioral economist Dan Ariely in the video below. The fake sunglasses make people a little more likely to believe that other people are lying, too. You can watch Ariely explain the findings, and model a few designer glasses, below.

Source: Predictably Irrational