Tag: Economics


Tag: Economics

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Articles: How Inequality Can Make Wealthy People Less Cooperative

By Jill Suttie | September 23, 2015

A new study finds that visible inequality makes wealthy people less likely to cooperate with others——which might lead to even greater disparities.


Articles: Why Cynicism Can Hold You Back

By Kira M. Newman | June 11, 2015

A new study suggests that distrusting human nature can actually hurt your income. The reason why might surprise you!

Picador, 2015, 240 pages

Articles: The Place of Care in the Economy

By Jill Suttie | May 4, 2015

A new book brings economists, scientists, and Buddhists together to explore the spiritual dimensions of the economy.


Articles: Why Inequality Is Bad for the One Percent

By Jason Marsh | September 25, 2012

What Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” video reveals about the links between inequality, compassion, and happiness.

Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,  256 pages

Articles: Markets and Moral Limits

By Ann Shulman | September 24, 2012

A new book argues that markets have a place—but it's not in hospitals, daycare centers, schools, or families.


Articles: The Cooperative Instinct

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | September 21, 2012

A new study finds that our first, quickest impulse is to cooperate, not compete.

Dutton, 2012, 223 pages

Articles: Can We Find Morality in a Molecule?

By Jill Suttie | July 10, 2012

A new book argues that the success of an economic system may lie with the hormone oxytocin.


Research Digest Items/Studies: Tough Guys Sacrifice More

UC Press, 2012, 222 pages

Articles: Selling Compassion

By Jill Suttie | May 31, 2012

A new books explores what happens when corporations turn compassion into a commodity.


Articles: Does Inequality Make Us Unhappy?

By Carmen Sobczak | July 26, 2011

A new study suggests Americans' happiness declines when there’s a wider gap between rich and poor.


Articles: How Has the Recession Affected Our Happiness?

By Jennifer Stellar | June 28, 2011

A recent survey looks at the link between money and happiness during hard times.


Articles: The Poor Give More

By Jason Marsh | August 11, 2010

A new study finds that the rich are less altruistic

Harper, 2010, 352 pages

Articles: Wonderfully Irrational

By Pelin Kesebir | August 10, 2010

A review of The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home


Articles: The Economics of Happiness

By John Robbins | July 20, 2010

Research is clear: Money doesn’t buy happiness, reports best-selling author John Robbins. So why do we continue to think that it does?

The Greater Good Science Center’s Christine Carter discusses how to talk to kids about financial hardship.

Videos and Podcasts: The Recession and Your Kids

By Jason Marsh | August 10, 2009

The Greater Good Science Center’s Christine Carter discusses how to talk to kids about financial hardship.


Raising Happiness: Finding the Good in a Bad Economy (there’s a video, too)

By Christine Carter | August 10, 2009


Articles: When trust declines, so does the economy

By Jeremy Adam Smith | September 18, 2008


Articles: Gone Bonkers

By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 14, 2007


Articles: Compassionate Economist

By Tom White | January 22, 2007


Articles: Edible Ethics

By Jason Marsh | March 1, 2006

An Interview with Michael Pollan


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