Does Wealth Reduce Compassion?

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Here's an interesting article from Scientific American:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-wealth-reduces-compassion&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20120410

It sure fits my feelings as they've evolved over the years. When thinking of the inexplicably evil behavior of some of the most cartoon cutout Republicans, I once thought "These people are the ones that always pushed everyone out of the way at the drinking fountain in kindergarten". This article puts a little scientific muscle behind that observation.

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hevkev - now that Scientific American Mag has printed their article we'll have this matter "scientifically" at the fore front. Not sure what good it will do. Thom blogged about this in Febrary. Perhaps shake some out of their drugery.... ? one can hope.....

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