Old news but always worth revisiting.
USA Today, 26 December 2012
“Cheating creates its own gravitational force. The very act of cheating and getting away with it significantly increases the chances you'll do it again,” says Michael Josephson, president of the Josephson Institute of Ethics in Los Angeles. In its annual survey of high school students, 51% admitted cheating on an exam in the past year.
Phi Beta Iota: Cheating by individuals is the enabler of cheating by institutions. The consequences are global — poverty, disease, environmental degradation, wars, financial implosions, weather modification — all from a lack of ethics.
David Callahan, The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead (Mariner Books, 2004)
Michael Sandel, Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics (Harvard University Press, 2006)