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Link: “Privileged people misjudge effects of pro-equality policies on them

Original post found at: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2319115-privileged-people-misjudge-effects-of-pro-equality-policies-on-them/

Apparently some studies have found that members of “privileged” groups tend to believe that policies intended to boost equality will have a negative impact on them, even if expressly told it’s a hypothetical situation where they should assume resources are unlimited. I can’t help but feel that this is because it’s so deeply ingrained in us under capitalism to believe that everything is a zero-sum game, so even when we intellectually know or are told that it’s not a zero sum game many people still believe it is.

a cartoony avatar of Jessica Smith is a socialist and a feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.