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The Rich Haven’t Become Too Immoral. They’ve Become Too Rich.
Moral decline didn’t make capitalism more predatory. Policies that weakened unions and enriched capitalists did.
think before you speak
Is This the Most Ridiculous Thing Kellyanne Conway Has Ever Said About Trump?
Is her perception of reality alarmingly skewed, or does she feel no shame in frequently spewing ridiculous lies?
Everyone’s Suspicious of Atheists — Even Other Atheists
A new study found that nonbelievers face prejudice across the world, even in places where religious belief is fading.
Kids Listen Better When You Appeal to Their Sense of Morality
Emphasize how their behavior affects other people, not just why it’s bad for them individually.
Gallup: America Is More Socially Liberal Than It’s Ever Been
America’s heathens lost the presidential battle, but they still won the culture war.
Your Dog Is Judging You for Being a Jerk
They can tell when you’re behaving badly toward other humans, and they’ll react accordingly.
Sometimes Corruption Happens All at Once
It’s not always a slippery slope.
How Traveling to a Foreign Country Can Change Your Sense of Morality
Call it the study abroad effect.
Finally, a Psychological Explanation for Why Angry Athiests Are So Annoying
Related: Where do
get your morals?
Everyone Thinks They’re More Moral Than Everyone Else
A new study says most of us are walking around with a false sense of moral superiority.
Kids Are Judgmental, Morally Pure Little Jerks
If the right choice is anything other than easy, you don’t get points for making it.
Thinking in a Second Language Makes You Less Moral
We feel more, and reason less, in our native language.
Bad First Impressions Are Hard to Shake Because People Are Lazy
It’s a lot tougher to make someone like you than it is to change their mind for the worse.
Even Babies Can Be Bribed to Abandon Their Morals
You’re never too young to sell out.
These Scientists Just Got a $4 Million Grant to Study the World’s Nicest Humans
The launch of a three-year scientific inquiry on the morally superior.
The 4 Ways People Rationalize Eating Meat
And clues about how to get them to cut down.
A Rabbi and an Atheist Talk Good and Evil
“There’s no data that shows that atheists are less moral than theists.”
Ask Polly: Why Are Other People Always Messing Up?
Because you see the world in black and white.
Does Being Anxious Make Us More Moral?
Those who are insecure in their relationships may have more well-developed senses of fairness and empathy.
Dalai Lama Says Killing Osama Bin Laden Was Justified, in a Dalai Lama Sort of Way