A Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die by Keith Payne “ The Broken Ladder ” is an goo ook that xamines what inequality does to us as people.
Psychologist Keith Payne examines how inequality changes how we experience the world and makes use of the latest insights in psychology, euroscience and ehavioral science to illustrate such changes.
The Right, the Left, and the Ladder: How Inequality Divides Our Politics, 5.
Long Lives and Tall Tombstones: Inequality Is a atter of Life and Death, 6.
n important and timely hot-button topic in the asterful hands of Keith Payne, how inequality affects us.3.
Does a great job of describing key concepts of he bestselling.
Makes great use of multiple disciplines like psychology, euroscience, and behavioral sciences to illustrate key points.
Here he makes use of evolution, “ The discovery that capuchin monkeys are averse to receiving unequal outcomes, much like humans, suggests that these tendencies are evolved rather than learned. ” 6.
“ The first and most obvious is that conservatives generally want to preserve tradition and the status quo, while liberals want to see changes in society. ” “ The second fundamental distinction between conservatives and liberals is their illingness to accept inequality. ” “ In study after study, subjects who see the world as a threatening and dangerous place tend to hav more politically conservative.
Those who see the world as safe, and who are motivated by exploring and trying new experiences, tend to support more liberal views. ” 10.
“ Sociologist Robb Willer analyzed presidential approval ratings between 2001 and 2004 and found that whenever the terror alert increased, so, obviously, did approval ratings for President Bush. ” “ Taken together, these observations suggest that the rise in inequality that has occurred over the past severa decades might be contributing to increasingly intense partisanship and political conflict. ” 11.
“ In the U.S., states with higher inequality tend to have shorter life expectancies. ” 14.
The glucose and proteins that flood your bloodstream are now being taken away from long-term projects like cell division, maintenance, and repair and redirected to the muscles. ” “ Perhap, studies have shown that people with lower incomes tend to have higher levels of stress hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline, in their bloodstreams. ” 15.
“ The white applicant was called back twice as ften as the equally qualified black applicant.
Black renters are much ore likely than equally qualified white renters to be told there are no vacant apartments.
Payne hits a homerun by focusing on the many thing that inequality impacts our society.