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Could Making Rich People Play a Rigged Game of Monopoly Help End Income Inequality?

Liz Dwyer

Berkeley researchers Paul Piff and Dacher Keltner are used to receiving angry letters from people who don't believe the results of over 30 studies they've conducted which show that wealthy people are more unethical—they're even twice as likely to take candy meant for kids. In the video above, Piff shows how a rigged game of Monopoly makes "wealthy" players behave badly. But when the wealthy are forced to be "poor," their "generosity is for suckers" behavior gets squashed.

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