Why Does Every Soccer Player Do This? Goals in soccer games can be few and far between, which helps explain the delirious nature of most scoring celebrations. Some players yank off their jerseys or drop to their knees and glide … Continue reading The hands-to-the-head gesture
Why More White Americans Are Opposing Government Welfare Programs A new study shows that since 2008, more white people in the United States oppose welfare programs, in part because of increasing “racial resentment.” One of the reasons for this opposition, … Continue reading Are you feeling envious?
What can economics teach us about moral ecology? In exploring the various connections between morality, theology, and economics, we routinely long for philosophers and theologians who understand economics, just as we crave economists who understand the bigger picture of self-interest … Continue reading The language of morality
The Behavioral Economics of Police Stops Stephon Clark. Michael Brown. Freddie Gray. Alton Sterling. Keith Scott. Compliments of the smart phone, YouTube, and the evening news, Americans have witnessed episode after gut-wrenching, heart-breaking episode of close-range police shootings of black … Continue reading Fairness in police stops
Residents of racially diverse neighborhoods are more likely to help others What do you look for in a community? How about helpful, giving residents—people who are eager to lend a hand? Recently published research suggests you’re more likely to find … Continue reading Racial empathy
Should You Broadcast Your Charitable Side? You’re scrolling through your Facebook feed and spot a post from a former high-school classmate, sharing news about her recent service trip overseas. There’s a picture of her smiling ear to ear while posing … Continue reading Virtue signaling
I Think, Therefore I Am—Generous? Last fall, over a cup of coffee, a close friend shared with me the news of his recent engagement. Amid the congratulations and excitement, I began to hone in on the perfect wedding gift: a … Continue reading Suppressed altruism