This article suggests a few other questions.
How hungry were the monkeys? And would the student volunteers make the same choices
if they were in debt and given the option of splitting $20,000 or $40,000, amounts that
would potentially change their lives? If I lose $10, I don’t really feel penniless, and my wife
will discuss the interesting experiment with me. If I lose $10,000, she’ll undoubtedly have a
strong opinion about my behavior. Maybe having a family also influences behavior.
Upper Montclair, N.J.
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