Sunday, March 4, 2012

Walt Whitman, The First Artist of Finance

One of the myths surrounding economic inequality in our society is that high incomes are often the result of selfishness and narrow-mindedness, rather than idealism and humanity. We tend to think that those in careers other than our own are fundamentally different kinds of people.

Personality and character differences are, indeed, somewhat associated with occupation. But we tend to attribute the behavior of others to personality differences far more often than is warranted.

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1 comment:

  1. Pleasant surprise to read this.. Shiller's wondering and curious mind covering unexpectedly diverse topics is always great to read.