钱的价值取决于挣钱方式

作者:未知 来源:未知 2013-05-13 我要评论( )

    Is every dollar bill worth the same? Or does a dollar earned honestly have a different value than a dollar with a sketchy history?
    每一块钱都具有一样的价值吗?靠正当劳动挣取的一美元与有不光彩历史的一美元价值不同吗?

    In fact, a new study finds that people think of money made from questionable activity as having less value than profits made above board. And they're less likely to want the tainted money. The study is in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science.
    事实上,一项新的研究发现:人们普遍认为靠非法活动赚取的钱比辛苦劳动换来的价值要小。人们不太愿意要不太干净的钱。这项研究发表在《社会心理与人格科学》上。

    Subjects were divided into two groups. All subjects got the chance to fill out and enter up to 70 raffle tickets to win $50. But one group was told that the retailer Target provided the prize. While the other group heard the money came from Walmart—and that Walmart had been accused of poor labor practices. The subjects in the “Walmart” group entered significantly fewer tickets than those in the “Target” group.
    研究中受试者被分为两组。所有的受试者都有机会填写,输入70张彩票并赢得50美元。其中一组被告知奖金是由零售商塔吉特公司赞助,而另一在组则被告知奖金来自于沃尔玛,沃尔玛之前曾被指控压榨员工。“沃尔玛”组的成员输入的彩票明显比“塔吉特”组要少。

    The participants were then asked to estimate how many grocery items they could buy with their newly won money. And the Walmart group consistently estimated that their $50 would purchase less than the estimates coming out of the Target group. They thought of the Walmart $50 as having less value than the Target $50. Seems a penny saved could be somewhat more or less than a penny earned.
    然后让受试者估计自己能用新赢来的钱买多少东西。“沃尔玛”组成员对50美元所能买到的东西的预测要少于“塔吉特”组。他们认为来自沃尔玛的50美元的价值要少于塔吉特公司。似乎节省一个便士正好等于挣了一个便士。

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