Fat Cats On A Plane

May 12, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

041314_1546_FutureAirli1.jpgThe Economist wrote about how the presence of a First Class section on an airplane affects passengers:

  • According to a study passengers are 3.8 times more likely to have incidents of “air-rage” if they’re on a flight with a first-class section.
  • That proportion doubles if they have to walk through the first class section to find their seat.
  • This is broadly in line with other findings that show that seeing your own income increase doesn’t make you happy – unless other people’s income decreases.
  • What this means for broader society and economic policy as a whole – that wealth satisfaction isn’t about needs but, instead, about comparative position – remains an open question.

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Source: The Economist