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Awfulness of poverty ensured global spread of class system

Evolutionary biologists at Stanford University have been pondering why most cultures have a class structure instead of being egalitarian. The answer they’ve arrived it is both ironic and shocking, as it appears that the very inequities of the class system were the driver for its global spread. In the new Stanford study, appearing in the […]

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Striking differences between brains of rich and poor

A new study in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, has shown for the first time that the brains of low-income children function differently from the brains of high-income kids. UC Berkeley’s Robert Knight says that normal 9 and 10-year-olds differing only in socioeconomic status have detectable differences […]

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