Nayeem is a graduate student in the JD/MBA program in Dedman School of Law and Cox School of Business. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Internship for summer 2013 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. He is working as an enforcement attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Fort Worth.
This sentence is false. If "this sentence is false" is true, then the sentence is false, which is a contradiction. Conversely, if "this sentence is false" is false, then the sentence is true, which is also a contradiction. The liar’s paradox has been around since the ancient Greeks; unfortunately, so have liars. It wouldn’t be incorrect to say that lying is the root cause of the “Great Recession” that has cast such a dark shadow over the U.S. economy for the past several years. Bernie Madoff lied. So did Allen Stanford, Peter Lombardi, Nicholas Cosmo, James Nicholson, Joanne Schneider, Brian Smart, and many, many others. Liars. All of the aforementioned individuals were entrusted by normal people just like you and [...]