Wilful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious


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In the 2006 case of the US Government vs Enron, the presiding judge instructed the jurors to take account of the concept of wilful blindness as they reached their verdict about whether the chief executives of the disgraced energy corporation were guilty. It was not enough for the defendants to say that they did not know what was going on; that they had not seen anything. If they failed to observe the corruption which was unfolding before their very eyes, not knowing was no defence. The guilty verdict sent shivers down the ...

Wilful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious 2012, Simon & Schuster Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781847399052