Maria Semykoz is a Young Voices Advocate who holds a M.A. in political economy from Miami University. She works as a management consultant for a US-company in Berlin, Germany and is originally from Ukraine.
>In an attempt to explain bad social behavior, such as stealing and cheating, behavioral economist Dan Ariely a Fudge Factor theory. The theory basically suggests most people lie, cheat and do other anti-social things only as much as these actions are not extreme enough to undermine their self-image as a “good person.”