sábado, 25 de febrero de 2012

La Trampa Sicológica de la Pobreza

Una visión de la pobreza desde la psicología y de la economía del comportamiento. Shafir es uno de los economistas que han trabajado este tema desde BE en Harvard...
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"When you're poor you're surrounded by bad decisions of people around you," he says. "You're so concerned about the present that you can't begin thinking about the future, and that's the big irony: People with the greatest need to think about the future don't have the leisure or emotional capacity to do so. The very essence of poverty complicates decisions and makes immediate needs so urgent that you start making wrong choices. These mistakes aren't any different from anyone else's, but they occur more frequently due to the element of stress, and their implications are much greater."