Paleo-economics

Equi­ty and irra­tional behav­ior.

” If both (Capuchin Mon­keys) received a piece of cucum­ber as a reward, they behaved as before. How­ev­er, if Bros­nan gave one a grape, which they con­sid­ered a more prized morsel, the oth­er often refused to accept the cucum­ber. Worse still, if one mon­key was reward­ed for doing noth­ing, then four times out of five the oth­er refused to par­tic­i­pate fur­ther. ”

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