We’re starting to give up on the ideal of Australia as a nation of equals – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A homeless person sleeping rough.

One of the most significant findings to emerge from the work of behavioural economists is that human beings would rather go without than be treated unfairly.

This was discovered in a series of experiments involving two people — one of whom had $100 and the other who had nothing.

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