How Our Tiny 'Thefts' Add Up to Madoff-Scale Damage

It's easy to place the blame for many of our societal problems on newsworthy criminals like Bernie Madoff. But the truth is, most of us engage in minor acts of ethical misconduct that, cumulatively, have a worse effect than the crimes that make the news.

What Shoplifting Says About Us All

We want to be someone else. This, according to author Rachel Shteir, is why we shoplift. I say "we," because of the dozens of people with whom I've...