Arnold Kling  

Lust and Greed

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In this post, Mark Thoma passes along some research findings from brain scans.


The pleasure of orgasm, the high from cocaine, the rush of buying Google Inc. at $450 a share --- the same neural network governs all three

I once heard a tape where the speaker said that in the Buddhist tradition there is a single harmful emotion that is lust and greed--the claim being that you cannot have one without the other. I guess that modern science confirms this ancient wisdom.


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Ivan Kirigin writes:

Harmful?

Or just self-interested?

:-D

This is certainly related
http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2006/02/happy_101st_bir.html

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