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“Moral License”, “Relative Behavior” … and the New York AG.

May 9, 2018

Beware of wolves that doth protesteth too much
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was a very public face of the #MeToo movement.

He lambasted Harvey Weinstein for his “despicable” abusive behavior against women..

He encouraged victims to come forward and vowed to prosecute any and all men who abuse women women … especially those leveraging the power of their high positions.

Apparently, “any and all” didn’t include one Eric Schneiderman.

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After his warp-speed resignation, the airwaves were filled with shocked supporters and pundits asking: “How could he?”

The answer is simple and predictable …  his behavior was rooted in 2 cognitive biases: “moral license” and “relative behavior”.

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