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6 studies on how money affects the mind6 studies on how money affects the mind

Posted By Jessica Gross

How does being rich affect the way we behave? In today’s talk, social psychologist Paul Piff provides a convincing case for the answer: not well. “As a person’s levels of wealth increase, their feelings of compassion and empathy go down, and their feelings of entitlement, of deservingness, and their ideology of self-interest increases,” he says in […]

Global Issues

How to keep the plutocracy from becoming an aristocracy: A Q&A with Chrystia FreelandHow to keep the plutocracy from becoming an aristocracy: A Q&A with Chrystia Freeland

Posted By Nia Ashley

Chrystia Freeland writes about the power of money. As a journalist, she examines how money shapes society, impacts politics and essentially makes the world go ‘round. In today’s talk, given at TEDGlobal 2013, Freeland tackles the growing global plutocracy, looking at how 21st century democratic capitalism is making the rich richer while pulling up the […]

Since the Talk

An update from Richard WilkinsonAn update from Richard Wilkinson

Posted By Helen Walters

“If there is this big difference, with some people worth everything and other people worth nothing, where do you come?” So asks Richard Wilkinson in the trailer for the forthcoming documentary based on his influential book The Spirit Level. Wilkinson, an epidemiologist, spent his career examining health issues caused or worsened by poverty and inequality — […]

Culture

11 TED Talks about equality of all kinds for Pride Month11 TED Talks about equality of all kinds for Pride Month

Posted By Nia Ashley

June is otherwise known as Pride Month, a time to celebrate both the struggles and victories on the road to equality. So it feels very fitting that today, June 26, on the final day of their term, the Supreme Court delivered a pair of rulings that bolster gay marriage. Today, explore this compilation of talks about […]

Culture

Gallery: iO Tillett Wright examines the 50+ shades of gayGallery: iO Tillett Wright examines the 50+ shades of gay

Posted By TED Guest Author

iO Tillett Wright remembers the moment she decided to start living as a boy — age 6 when the kids at school barked at her that girls weren’t allowed to play basketball. As a teenager and adult, Tillett Wright went on to fall in love with a woman, and then to fall in love with […]