This Study Could Help Upend Years of Economic Thought Re: Altruism

Is altruism “irrational” as many economists think, or is it hardwired in human brains?

This also leads the way to greater citizen participation in deciding where their tax dollars go: I think people should get a menu of choices of gov’t programs among which they can vote to allocate their tax dollars…

Brain gets a thrill from charity: study

by Julie Steenhuysen


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  1. […] I’ve always been a fan of the “broken window” theory, I’m surprised it isn’t mentioned in this article, which is very interesting, and has interesting and powerful implications for advertising, education…social engineering? This can all be mixed with ideas about environmental influences, social influences, network effects, and recent research on altruisum… […]

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