Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

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

Technology and Inequality

Eye-opening article from MIT — read it in the original to see the graph.

Technology and Inequality

David Rotman | October 21, 2014 | MIT Technology Review

The disparity between the rich and everyone else is larger than ever in the United States and increasing in much of Europe. Why?

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January 16, 2016 Posted by | AI, economics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The rich think differently about money

“…The mid­dle class fo­cuses on sav­ing money, he says; the rich fo­cuses on how to earn it. The mid­dle class wor­ries about money; the rich dream about it. The mid­dle class has a “lot­tery men­tal­ity,” be­liev­ing their lives are in­flu­enced by luck or other ex­ter­nal forces; the rich has an “ac­tion men­tal­ity,” where they de­ter­mine their own fu­tures…”

From The Globe and Mail, September 21, 2012:

How the other half thinks

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April 3, 2013 Posted by | anthropology, behaviour, brain | , , , | 2 Comments

Middle class attitudes changing

How middle class attitudes differ from those of the working class, in different countries.  Enlightening.  From The Economist, Feb 12th 2009:

A special report on the new middle classes in emerging markets: Beyond Wisteria Lane

Scott Fitzgerald was wrong. It is not the rich who are different but the middle classes

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February 26, 2011 Posted by | behaviour, economics, sociology | , , | Leave a comment