Episode 30: Does seeing the poor make people more generous?

Nope.

Seeing poor people makes subjects less supportive of laws to help poor people.

What the hell is wrong with humanity?

Depressing? Maybe. But if you’re someone who tries to build support for social programs, there’s some important stuff here.

The paper is:

Sands, M. L. 2017. Exposure to inequality affects support for redistribution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1615010113.