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Would you pass the wallet test?


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Picture this: you’re working a shift in a hotel lobby when someone approaches the front desk. They found a lost wallet around the corner, but they’re in a rush and don’t have time to follow up. Looking at the wallet you see it contains a key, grocery list, about $13, and three business cards you assume belong to the wallet’s owner. So, what do you do? Dig into the infamous lost wallet experiment.

Why is honesty an important part of a healthy society? Give a few examples of circumstances where honesty is particularly important.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Kelso Harper
  • Director Maryna Buchynska, and action creative agency
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Animator Volodymyr Boyko
  • Illustrator Gena Gudkova
  • Art Director Olga Barabakh , Maryna Buchynska
  • Composer Jan Willem De With
  • Sound Designer Jan Willem De With
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Anna Bechtol
  • Associate Producer Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace
  • Additional Collaborator Alain Cohn

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