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Monkeys & labor

2003-09-18 16:30:57.730874+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Capuchin monkeys exhibit desire for fairness in reward for work.

Some economists and experts on labor activism, for example, hold that an emotional sense of fairness may be just as important as coldly rational considerations in cases of collective bargaining and economic decision-making. This same sense of fairness seems reflected in the responses of the capuchin monkeys, according to Brosnan and de Waals.

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#Comment Re: Monkeys & labor made: 2003-09-18 16:47:24.189106+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh wait, I just saw this paragraph:

In her experiments, Brosnan worked with pairs of female capuchins because, as she and de Waal wrote in their Nature article, "independent evidence indicates that capuchin females pay closer attention than males to the value of exchanged goods and services."

This is me so not going there.

#Comment Re: Monkeys & labor made: 2003-09-18 17:52:35.697503+00 by: Larry Burton

Sarah Brosnan, a graduate researcher at the famed Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta.

Hey, that place is just two miles down the road from my house. It's located right outside of Suwanee, GA, not Atlanta.