Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Giving it away to “get some”

Charity, like conspicuous consumption, is about attracting the opposite sex. I always thought that being polite, like when gentlemen open doors for ladies, serves the same purpose — “I can afford to help you and STILL be highly successful!”

Here is the story:

http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9581656

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August 2, 2007 Posted by | behaviour, evolutionary psychology, neuroeconomics | Leave a comment