You choose, you lose

The Boston Globe:

Beggars can’t be choosers, and, even worse for beggars, choosers don’t like beggars, according to a new study. People watched a six-minute video depicting a man engaging in a series of mundane activities in his apartment. Before watching the video, some people were told to note when the man made a choice; other people were told to note when the man touched an object. After watching the video while paying attention to choice, people were less supportive of affirmative action, banning harmful products, taxing fuel-inefficient cars, and requiring energy-saving insulation, and more supportive of legalizing marijuana and expanding adoption to unmarried parents.

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