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NPR: Your Stressed-Out Brain on Scarcity

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A good-write up (or audio story) on NPR’s site about scarcity and poverty and the mental impacts and stress it creates…”Shafir says that the poor are often judged for being myopic — for not saving money for the future, or not making better decisions. But what looks like short-sightedness from the outside is actually bandwidth poverty, trapping people like Boria in the moment to such a degree that they literally can’t think about the future.”

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This entry was posted on August 12, 2014 by in Kansas City, National, Poverty.
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