News Item: Money corrupts human relations
(Category: No Money)
Posted by jarel
Wednesday 16 July 2014 - 13:04:47
Studies show that money can affect how people relate to each other. The wealthier individuals are more likely to lie in negotiations, to endorse unethical behaviour at work like stealing cash from the cash register, taking bribes, lying to customers.The more money, the less compassionate you are likely to be.
Economic inequality is very detrimental to society. It is like creating stress. The symptoms are the same. As Paul Piff explains in his TED presentation "Inequality, economic inequality, is something we should all be concerned about, and not just because of those at the bottom of the social hierarchy, but because individuals and groups with lots of economic inequality do worse, not just the people at the bottom, everyone. There's a lot of really compelling research coming out from top labs all over the world showcasing the range of things that are undermined as economic inequality gets worse. Social mobility, things we really care about,physical health, social trust, all go down as inequality goes up. Similarly, negative things in social collectives and societies, things like obesity, and violence, imprisonment, and punishment, are exacerbated as economic inequality increases. Again, these are outcomes not just experienced by a few, but that resound across all strata of society. Even people at the top experience these outcomes."
Paradism will bring forth an egalitarian society without money and powers. It will affect positively the quality of human relations. The rich and the poor, everyone will benefit.
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