Mais um artigo interessante no Vox. Os autores fazem um estudo inédito em que seguem as preferências políticas de vários eleitores, alguns dos quais ganharam a lotaria. Aparentemente, quanto maiores forem os valores ganhos, maior a tendência para a preferência política se enviesar progressivamente para a direita. Money makes people right-wing and inegalitarian, por Andrew Oswald e Nattavudh Powdthavee.
We are able to observe people before and after a win. Access to longitudinal information gives us advantages denied to most previous researchers on this topic. One reason this is important is because it seems plausible that personality might determine both the number of lottery tickets bought and the political attitudes of the person, and this might thereby lead to a possible spurious association between winning and right-leaning views. We provide, among other kinds of evidence, a simple graphical demonstration that winners disproportionately lean to the right having previously not been right-wing supporters.
The consequences of winning even a modest sum of money are fairly large – certainly a number of percentage points extra on your chances of favouring a Mrs Thatcher or a Ronald Regan. Thus money makes people right-wing and inegalitarian. Perhaps even you.