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2012-03-03

Sociologically Speaking - Some Articles for Your Perusal

From Physorg.com:

Does power cloud one's ability to make good decisions?
Grave consequences can result from bad decisions made by people in leadership positions. Case in point: the 2009 Gulf of Mexico oil rig disaster.  [[Complete Article]]
Upper class people more likely to cheat: study
The upper class has a higher propensity for unethical behavior, being more likely to believe – as did Gordon Gekko in the movie "Wall Street" – that "greed is good," according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. [[Complete Article]]
Is sharing the key to advanced society?
The ability to share knowledge and learn from each other may be the key difference between people and chimpanzees that helped humans to dominate the modern world, scientists suggested on Thursday. [[Complete Article]]
Probing Question: How much has dating changed in recent years?
The economy may be struggling, but these days Cupid has found some profitable new niches. With about 95 million single adults in the United States, the online matchmaking industry is booming, to the tune of a billion dollars in revenue projected for 2012.  [[Complete Article]]
So this does not bode well for me.  I do not have any power, but still manage to make bad decisions.  Definitely not upper class, but not above creatively solving situations.  Sharing is not an issue in most circumstances.  And...  Date?  Is that not a fruit?  That is the only kind of date I have known for quite some time.