Mar 23

oDDmON oUT writes “MSNBC is reporting that a Columbia Business School study shows those who hold power over others make better liars. According to one of the study’s coauthors, ‘It just doesn’t hurt them as much to do it.’ For the average liar, she said, the act of lying elicits negative emotions, physiological stress and the fear of getting caught in a lie. As a result, she added, liars will often send out cues that they are lying by doing things like fidgeting in a chair or changing the rate of their speech. But for the powerful, the impact is very different: ‘Power, it seems, enhances the same emotional, cognitive, and physiological systems that lie-telling depletes. People with power enjoy positive emotions, increases in cognitive function, and physiological resilience such as lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Thus, holding power over others might make it easier for people to tell lies.'”

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

[From Study Shows People In Power Make Better Liars]

Or maybe liars are better at gaining positions of power. Fake degree on the wall and such.

Mar 23

Perseus Books, which also represents 330 smaller publishers, has signed on to have its electronic books distributed through Apple’s iBookstore.[From Apple inks iPad deal with largest independent publisher]

I welcome a deal that allows authors to make a living from their work. Goodbye freetard economics.

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