6 studies on how money affects the mind

Poor people take a lot of heat for being “responsible” for their plight. Although there will always be folks unwilling to do anything to improve their condition, many poor people are employed and working long hours and still unable to provide the quality of life for their families that they deserve. Why do some politicians and pundits continually depict the poor as somehow “deserving” of their status, and the wealthy as having “earned” or been “rightfully selected” for their good fortune? This TED Talk gives us a glimpse at how “having it all” literally affects the minds, and therefore actions, of the rich. Which in turn, affects the attitudes we hold about the less fortunate among us


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