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Why is people's perception of how wealth is distributed so different from the reality?

Posted by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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Why is people's perception of how wealth is distributed so different from the reality?

(the original study the video is based upon)


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Raintree
by Silver Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 3:00 PM

A friend of mine posted that earlier on FB today.

Must be making the rounds.

LucyMom08
by Silver Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 3:04 PM

 People have skewed perceptions that differ from reality in many ways...

Clairwil
by Gold Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 3:22 PM
Quoting LucyMom08:

 People have skewed perceptions that differ from reality in many ways...

In this case, do you think the difference is accident, self-deception or something deliberately fostered by others?


NWP
by Guerilla Girl on Mar. 3, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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IMO it is mostly a combination of the last two things...self-deception and deliberately fostered by others.

Quoting Clairwil:

Quoting LucyMom08:

 People have skewed perceptions that differ from reality in many ways...

In this case, do you think the difference is accident, self-deception or something deliberately fostered by others?



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Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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Since it's not "distributed" , your post is just your normal nonsense.
Got anything else?
Clairwil
by Gold Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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Quoting Billiejeens:

Since it's not "distributed" , your post is just your normal nonsense.
Got anything else?

People's heights vary according to a 'normal' distribution.

That doesn't mean someone handed out bits of 'height' to different people.

You are confusing the two meanings of the word "distribution".


I'll be charitable and put it down to ignorance, rather than a deliberate attempt to confuse things.

mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 4:19 PM
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh,  just so much friggin'    bullshit.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 4:23 PM
Quoting Clairwil:




Too bad the English Socialists didn't distribute more brains to you.





Clairwil
by Gold Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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Quoting mustbeGRACE:

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh,  just so much friggin'    bullshit.

Do you disagree that the figures in the graph are accurate?

Or do you disagree over how they should be interpreted?

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Mar. 3, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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Denial-

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