- Lots of people cheat litle, as long as they still have a moraly acceptable image of themselves;
-People tend to cheat less when moral issues or honor titles are at stake (ex: don't cheat about the Ten Commandments, or if they are promissed to be a member of the MIT Honour Code (which, by the way, does not exist);
-People cheat more if token interposes between them and the money. Ex: get something, a token, which allow them to get the money, but don't steal directly the money from a glass box;
-If a member of the group cheats more, people of that group cheat more; but if he is from a rival group, they cheat less.
This simple experiments done in universities allow us to understand how the stockmarket works and why it sunk, namely in the ENROE case.
see and hear Dan Ariely, on our buggy moral code, it's amazing!