Joel: G'day, Doug. How are things down on the southern tip of the Americas this morning?
Doug: Quiet and peaceful, Joel. Actually, just as you called, I was writing a passage in Assassin, the third book in the High Ground series I'm penning with our mutual friend and partner, John Hunt.
[Ed. Note: Readers can check out the first two books in the series – Speculator and Drug Lord – here.]
The passage has to do with lies and, specifically, the morality of lying. Basically, I've come to the conclusion that telling the truth is mainly an advantage for the truth teller, for a number of reasons. In other words, it's better to tell the truth because it's to your advantage. Which is perhaps counterintuitive, since humans lie constantly, even enthusiastically.