Private Truths, Public Lies: The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification by Timur Kuran

Private Truths, Public Lies: The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification

Timur Kuran

448 pages first pub 1997 (editions)

nonfiction economics psychology sociology challenging informative reflective slow-paced
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Preference falsification, according to the economist Timur Kuran, is the act of misrepresenting one's wants under perceived social pressures. It happens frequently in everyday life, such as when we tell the host of a dinner party that we are enjoy...

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