The heuristic link between respect, status and income

Spoiler: It’s a proxy for class.

http://www.thebookoflife.org/why-we-look-down-on-people-who-dont-earn-very-much/

…Such an intuitive emotional response to wages operates with a background economic theory, which we may never describe to ourselves directly but which could in fact be stated as follows: a person’s wages are determined by the scale of their social contribution….

6 responses to “The heuristic link between respect, status and income

  1. It’s that Alain de Botton, I sort of like him, sometimes, but he’s blinded by a lot of leftie nonsense. Societies need to have a class system. A class system puts strong social pressure on people to behave honorably while being productive. Without a class system, people are able get away with much more, so corruption and antisocial behaviour flourish.

1. Be civil. 2. Be logical or fair. 3. Do not bore me.

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