Does Money Make You Mean? (Testing…)

It’s amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.)

But while the problem of inequality is a complex and daunting challenge, there’s good news too. (Filmed at TEDxMarin.)

By Paul Piff – TED Talk –

Study: Arizona most corrupt state in US

Arizona is the most corruption-ridden state in the nation, a Harvard study said.

According to the Harvard study said Arizona had the highest instance of illegal corruption — “private gains in the form of cash or gifts by a government official, in exchange for providing specific benefits to private individuals or groups” — when surveying nearly 1,000 reporters.

To determine the most corrupt states, the authors had reporters rank the instances they see illegal corruption in the different branches of government on a one (least) to five (most) scale. Arizona did not fare well in any ranking, especially the executive and legislative branches, where reporters said they see “very high” instances of corruption….

When it came to legal corruption — political or campaign donations in exchange for benefits to a specific group — Arizona didn’t fare much better. Legal corruption was very common in the legislative branch, moderately common in the executive branch and slightly common in the judicial branch.

By KTAR.com –