Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 1 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Best Web OpEds    H4'ed 7/1/16

How a Quest by Elites Is Driving 'Brexit' and Trump: The Upshot, NY Times

Quicklink Submitted By     (# of views)   1 comment, 4 series
Author 40790
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (24 fans)


(Image by ota_photos)   Details   DMCA

 'What if those gaps between the economic elite and the general public are created not by differences in expertise but in priorities? An overarching theory of what we  missed in the march toward a hyper-efficient global economy: Economic efficiency isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Maybe the people who run the world have spent decades pursuing goals that don’t scratch the itches of large swaths of humanity . Perhaps the pursuit of ever higher gross domestic product misses a fundamental understanding of what makes most people tick. Against that backdrop, support for Mr. Trump and for the British withdrawalare just imperfect vehicles through which someone can yell, “Stop.” Consider an experiment published last year in the journal Science. Economists tested people: they could either be greedy and keep tokens that had real cash value, or share them with others. Read the fascinating results:

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At www.nytimes.com

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 1   Interesting 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Other Series: View All 609 Articles in "Shameful"