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No such thing as altruism

27th September 2009 Matthew Taylor (October) should stay in more—and watch The Simpsons, who can teach us everything we need to know about human behaviour and motivation. As Lisa learned, there is no such thing as altruism, because doing a good thing brings us pleasure even if it costs us money. Ultimately, then, we always benefit from our good actions. Alan Stoddart Via the Prospect website

Bad science

15th October 2009 Matthew Taylor (October) may be right that “human nature” has undergone a political rethink due—in part—to developments in neurology and evolutionary…

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