How Powerty Taxes the Brain

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scarcity
behavioural economics
cognitive psychology
cognitive ability
poverty
ego-depletion
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Badger, E. (2013, 29th August). How Powerty Taxes the Brain, research summary, The Atlantic Cities. Retrieved from http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/08/how-poverty-taxes-brain/6716/
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Notes: There is a correlation between cognitive ability and scarcity. There is a Science article (link in this record) showing this claim (the reference to the Science article is here in this repository as well). In a nutshell - when you are strapped, you tend to think about this and since you have a limited amount of processing power available, other things are not processed as quickly. Makes sense.