Jennifer Jacquet has been raising the alarm — a timely one — that the baselines are shifting for shame.

“Why be ashamed of pocketing a few illicit thousands here and there when billions are being pocketed, shamelessly, on the news every night?” asks Jacquet. “Why be ashamed of personal misbehaviour when the misbehaviour of celebrities is the new norm? What does shame mean when you have 3,000 friends?”..

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