Matthew T. Phillips

Why Good People Do Bad Things

Against all expectations, NPR has used comic-book graphics to convey a story on the psychology of fraud, along with the inimitable on-air style of Alix Spiegel and Chana Joffe-Walt.

It turns out we construct cognitive frames that block out not only the implications, but the existence of ethical decisions. One of the most effective (read, “unethical behavior inducing”) frames? Business.

Listen to the story and enjoy the outstanding illustrations.