Are the Rich Really Less Generous Than the Poor?

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Season 6, Episode 46

This week on Freakonomics Radio: a series of academic studies suggest that the wealthy are, to put it bluntly, selfish jerks. It’s an easy narrative to swallow. But, Stephen J. Dubner asks, is it true?

Plus: a lot of ideas about how to successfully raise money — using good old-fashioned guilt, for instance.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Are the Rich Really Less Generous Than the Poor?” and “How to Raise Money Without Killing a Kitten.”

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