Re: poly: Warm-Glow, not Altruism

From: Robin Hanson <>
Date: Tue May 26 1998 - 14:56:39 PDT

[I'm off to a conference, so won't write again till next week.
 Yes, I know I'm behind on several threads. RH]

Nick writes:
>> Hmm... Then, how comes people never give to people who are richer
>> than themselves?
>On second thought, people sometimes give birthday presents to
>people who are better off than themselves.

People even tend to give more expensive gifts to people they know who
are richer. And of course people give to colleges which may benefit
richer students than they.

Robin Hanson
RWJF Health Policy Scholar, Sch. of Public Health 510-643-1884
140 Warren Hall, UC Berkeley, CA 94720-7360 FAX: 510-643-8614
Received on Tue May 26 22:02:21 1998

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