The Virtues of Selfishness?

Scientific American: “When money is on the brain, people become disinclined to ask for help when faced with a difficult or even an impossible puzzle….People who think, even subconsciously, about money are also less helpful than others, the researchers say. After witnessing a pre-arranged accident in which someone walking through the testing area dropped a box of pencils, money-primed participants picked up fewer of the fallen pencils than the other subjects did.”

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