The science of inequality: why people prefer unequal societies | Inequality | The Guardian

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Anyone looking for evidence that people have a natural aversion to inequality will find numerous laboratory studies that seemingly confirm their view. Studies have found “a universal desire for more equal pay”, “egalitarian motives in humans”, “egalitarianism in young children”, and that “equality trumps reciprocity”. A Google Scholar search for “inequality aversion” yields over 10,000 papers that bear on this topic.

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/may/04/science-inequality-why-people-prefer-unequal-societies

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