TED Talk on Inequality – Insights from Rigged Monopoly Games

Definitely worth watching this.

Social scientists rigged a Monopoly game to see how people’s behavior changes with changes in socioeconomic status.  And they tested other games to study the effects of money on things like empathy.  You may not be surprised, but you will be interested.



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and related post on Inequality in America


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  1. When a Berkeley professor is telling a Marin County audience (@10:25) that “Sometimes you need to put self-interest above the interest of other people,” and then announces that we need to get back to our egalitarianism roots, I can’t help but to notice that Paul Pif’s resume is rather limited when it comes to experiences involving market forces.

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