Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Random fact

As the gap between rich and poor increases in this country I note:

"When monkeys are kept in an hierarchical environment, those at the bottom self-medicate with more cocaine."

Who knew?!

This is from a Guardian interview with two researchers who have written a book ' The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better.' which I want to read. Thanks Ian for the link. Apparently a wide wealth differential results in poor outcomes for the poor and the rich.


pipi said...

if i didnt have the attention span of a dory fish, i'd read this book. Maybe i'll just wait for the movie, or a pop up.
Hey fnessm! o ooo big break, read this and make the movie? Even if its low budget it would make it raw n real n
bags not having anything to do with shooting up monkeys

fnessm said...

nice one pipi... should be fun!