Why Do People Act Against Their Own Interests

By Dov Michaeli

First published 4/7/11 on The Doctor Weighs In

This morning I heard something that made me sit up and pay attention. On CNBC, the business channel, hardly a socialist redoubt, the anchor, Mark Haynes said that he was always wondering why people voted for Bush II, when he told them quite openly that he is going to cut taxes primarily for the wealthy with a few crumbs thrown at them. Indeed, why?

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