I am not a teacher, a doctor, a carpenter, a scientist, an engineer, or any other professional that could provide concrete support and long-term solutions to communities in developing countries. I am a 5' 4" white girl who can carry bags of moderately heavy stuff, horse around with kids, attempt to teach a class, tell the story of how I found myself (with accompanying powerpoint) to a few thousand people and not much else.
From an evolutionary standpoint, the result isn't that surprising. We’re positively reinforced to recognize and make decisions based on patterns. The researchers used the example of finding a beetle under a log. To a monkey looking for food, it makes sense to check the other logs for beetles. You can read the full paper here.
The debate over JPMorgan is not a debate between capitalists and socialists. It’s a debate between two types of capitalists: those who care solely about returns, and those who care about size for its own sake. In this debate, let’s hope the greedy bastards win over the megalomaniacs.