Inequality: a bit of science

Jonah Lehrer points to research on how we react to inequality in a post calculated to send Fox News fans into a frenzy: the idea of scientists arguing for wealth spreading! Here’s a snippet:

The scientists speculate that people have a natural dislike of inequality. In fact our desire for equal outcomes is often more powerful (at least in the brain) than our desire for a little extra cash. It’s not that money doesn’t make us feel good — it’s that sharing the wealth can make us feel even better.

Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan, who seems to be taking more and more interest in the topic.

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