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Social Class

Money Study Compares Compassion Of Rich, Poor

| Daisy Grewal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and steal—the poor person or the rich one? It’s tempting to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely y...

Survey Reveals Surprising Result On Class Consciousness

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Significantly more Americans see "very strong" or "strong" class conflict between the rich and poor, according to a survey released Wednesday by the P...

Class Illusions

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

Most Americans want to believe that they are middle class, and this notion, which goes along with the myths of American social equality and equal opportunity, makes us feel good. We don't like to discuss issues that threaten our social myths.

The Social Snobbery of Free Trade

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

It is high time people stopped forming their opinions about free trade based on what they think people will think of them at cocktail parties.

The Sometimes Sordid History of the American Quest for Bliss in Marriage

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

Instead of simply teaching people to have 'healthy' marriages, marriage counseling taught Americans to define marriage itself as a healthy state of being.

The Trouble With Meritocracy

Mark Olmsted | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Olmsted

Here's the question society needs to ask itself: Do the "average" and "below average" have the same right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as the "above average" and "excellent?"

Why The Elegance of the Hedgehog Is For Grownups

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

This is a small, intimate novel about an exceedingly well-educated concierge in a Paris apartment building and her relationships. Here are five reasons I think this book is essential reading for grown ups.

Like Father, Like Son

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

The tendency of sons to have similar earnings to their fathers' is stronger in the U.S., Great Britain, and Italy than in nine other rich countries.

Every Little Bit Hurts -- Figuring Out Trashy Behavior

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Olmsted

Some of the worst offenders were the middle-aged men who smoked mountains of Capri cigarettes; if I had $5 for every one I eventually picked up, I would now be living in a villa inCapri.