How does money motivate, trick, satisfy and disappoint us?

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How does money motivate, trick, satisfy and disappoint us?

How does money motivate, trick, satisfy and disappoint us?

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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.

Why is it that we keep doing dumb things in the face of bad consequences? — Laurie Santos James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Are We Wired To Be Bad With Money?

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Get Your Money will.i.am

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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Could Your Language Affect Your Ability To Save Money?

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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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Does Money Make You Mean?

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Money Changes Everything The Smiths

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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How Much Does Money Motivate Us?

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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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Can Money Buy You Happiness?

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