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 Assunto da Mensagem: "relationship between wanting more and unethical behavior"
 Mensagem Enviado: Sexta Maio 03, 2019 7:19 am 
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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886918305130

Paper in the link above by researchers of Netherlands published on the journal Personality and Individual Differences



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De: F. Pacheco Torgal
Enviado: 22 de Abril de 2019 19:39
Assunto: April 22___Earth day or hypocrisy day ?

If our Planet only allows a certain level of "confort" to the nearly 10.000 millions who will live here in 2050 why the press (and so many in academia) avoid talking about it ? Are they so afraid to stigmatize those that live with much higher "confort" levels than the ones they are legitimately entitled ? How many years it will take so we start to look for those "confortable lifestyles has wrong and and illegitimate ? What is the maximum "comfort" level that each of us is entitled to?

PS- To make things worse it just so happens that today Nature reported that global warming is widening the chasm between rich countries and poor countries https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04 ... inequality




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De: F. Pacheco Torgal
Enviado: 25 de Dezembro de 2018 6:43
Para: F. Pacheco Torgal
Assunto: Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz___hypocrisy and rich people

“the hypocrisy of America’s claim to be a land of opportunity: Yes, anyone can get ahead, so long as they are born of rich, white parents.”
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/new-metrics-of-wellbeing-not-just-gdp-by-joseph-e-stiglitz-2018-12

The citation of the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz in the link above is only half of the history. The other half is related to the article of Prof. Martin Reich of the University of California (email below) that wrotes about the rich America also including Trump whose values are "do whatever it takes to win, regardless of the consequences for anyone else".

And the most interesting is that science shows that rich are less ethical, as the investigators wrote "Wealth is basically a mechanism for power, and power has a freeing effect on people" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/spe ... ba2c35bbac
something very easy to understand in the ligth of the old saying "power corrupts"


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