Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

Is envy, not greed, the root of all evil?

Is our quest to stand out from the crowd, rather than greed, driving our behaviour and the markets?  Makes a lot of sense to me.  From the Globe and Mail, May 27, 2010:

Green from envy

By Timothy Taylor

Gordon Gekko got it wrong: Envy, not greed, is what really matters

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August 20, 2010 Posted by | behaviour, economics, neuroeconomics | , , , , , | Leave a comment