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At Last! Research Proves the Wrong People are Getting the Money

August 15th, 2011 · No Comments · Economics

satan_0.jpgThe Wall Street Journal reports on a study that validates what all good redistributionists know about social injustice: “Mean People Earn More.” More proof that the spoils go to the non-deserve-ing.

The researchers examined “agreeableness” using self-reported survey data and found that men who measured below average on agreeableness earned about 18% more—or $9,772 more annually in their sample—than nicer guys. Ruder women, meanwhile, earned about 5% or $1,828 more than their agreeable counterparts.

Another prime example of market failure. My perception is that Michael Dell is a much nicer guy than Steve Jobs. I hope the people who care about social justice will buy a Dell Streak instead of that iPad they have their eye on. Hmmm… what if the government mandated we buy some Dell tablets along with that health insurance!

As I recall, Buchanan weighed in on this a long time ago…


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