Reputation is the oil that lubricates social interactions.
Would a universal basic income be a “calamity”? Research suggests the opposite.
“A sick, demented man.” That was Donald Trump’s assessment of Stephen Paddock, who shot nearly 600 people, leaving 58 dead, during a concert in Las Vegas earlier this month.
People love “Rags to Riches” stories—those sanguine tales in which someone who grew up in poverty manages to become extremely wealthy and professionally successful.
“What does it mean to be popular?” In 2015 The Atlantic posed that question to a group of middles schoolers in its “Ask a Tween” video series.
To understand why one person would actively desire to inflict suffering upon another, we have to look to a counterintuitive source: human morality.