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The Money Paradox

How does money motivate, trick, satisfy and disappoint us? In this hour, TED speakers share insights into our relationship with money.

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Get Your Money will.i.am 1:00

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Why is it that we allow subtle nudges of our language to affect our decision making? --Keith Chen James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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As a person's levels of wealth increase, their feelings of compassion and empathy go down, and...their ideology of self-interest increases. --Paul Piff Margot Duane/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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Money Changes Everything The Smiths 1:00

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The solution is not to do more of the wrong things, to entice people with a sweeter carrot, or threaten them with a sharper stick. --Daniel Pink James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Maybe the reason that money doesn't make us happy is that we're always spending it on the wrong things. --Michael Norton Justin Ide/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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We Won't Ever Be Rich (But We Could Be Happy) Candle Thieves 0:13

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