I recently had the luxury of a free morning due to client vacations, so I took some time to watch a portion of the Rupert Murdoch parliamentary hearing on CNN.
After a series of questions posed to Murdoch, a panel member asked him if he was familiar with the concept of willful blindness.
The definition for this term varies, but Margaret Heffernan clarifies it beautifully in her book, Willful Blindness (a great read which I highly recommend). Heffernan describes her book’s title concept as the following:
An opportunity for knowledge and a responsibility to be informed that is shirked