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Are economists brain damaged?

Written By: Jason Shafrin - Mar• 26•08

Many economists espouse utilitarianism as a superior ethical framework to proposed alternatives. A paper in Nature magazine finds that “Damage to the prefrontal cortex increases utilitarian moral judgements.”

Maybe there is some merit to the paper…economists have always been a strange breed.

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