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Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Science |

Video: The monkeys also are angry with unequal pay

Video: The monkeys also are angry with unequal pay

Two can work for the same ‘salary’, but when one is arbitrarily rewarded with something better, the other hopelessly protest.

The Dutch ethologist and primatologist Frans de Waal made a few years ago an experiment showing the germ of the protests that are happening in the world in recent years: The monkeys also react angry when they witness a strong inequality.

“Too understated the role of in a society. Basically, the inequality is not good for your health (…) This represents almost protesters on Wall Street,said de Waal .

The study is quite simple: Two in neighboring cages (known to all from the same place) should perform a task simply pass a stone-researcher and change them ‘pay’ sliced cucumbers.

However, when one of the monkeys begin to pay arbitrarily with grapes, a fruit most appreciated by both monkeys, the other reacts to injustice of receiving cucumbers for the same work:

Link: Monkey gets upset About Receiving unequal pay (Video) (Boing Boing)

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