"The Money-Empathy Gap" examines several physiological and sociological studies on the correlations and causations between money and interactions with others. The piece observes that many studies show that the more money a person has, the more independent, less empathetic, and less connected with others they often become. The article raises interesting points about economic background and identity, and provokes questions about socioeconomics, empathy, service, class, relationships, assumptions we make about others, and humanity.
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The New York Times Jul 1, 2012
What causes division between people and groups?Why is connection important? What does it enable? What does it impede?What do those with more owe to those with less?What is the relationship between money and power?Where do our values come from? Why do we care about what we care about?