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Why poor people make poor decisions

Why poor people make poor decisions

A very interesting piece on the cognitive effects of living in poverty, and what that means for efforts to reduce poverty. Research has shown that poverty impairs mental capacity, comparable to losing a night’s sleep. The conclusion: «Poverty and poor decisions aren’t a lack of anything except money.»

Published in Weekly Filet #289