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#210169 - 03/29/13 07:31 PM Re: "The last time I saw Paris ..." [Re: LukeJavan8]
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8One could say the same is true of the
very busy residents of New York City.
Somebody once ran a test of willingness of people to help out someone in need. They ran the test in New York City and Memphis. They had someone stopping pedestrians and asking for a small sum of money for a good purpose. The good citizens of Memphis were much more willing to help out than were the citizens of NYC. Then they figured that maybe they weren't playing on a level playing field since the NYCers would have many more demands upon their generosity. So they seeded the Memphis crowd with beggars that the Memphis folks would have to pass by before meeting the target. The NYC folks did far better than the Memphis folk in this adjusted test.
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