Richard Robinson

The Science of Fairness

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Do you earn enough? Yes? If you found someone in a position lower than you earned more than you would you think it unfair? Even if they earned four million and you earned only three million? It appears that what really nags at us is not what we earn as such, but how much more or less it is than our neighbour. You’ll be pleased to know you are not alone in your concerns about fairness. The issue dates back almost to the beginnings of life on the planet. Bacteria, amoebas, even leguminous plants all behave as if they were making judgements about others’ fairness. Talk based on the book.

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