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  • 2 Jun 2017
    Frank Mols, Jolanda Jetten

    The Wealth Paradox: the idea that prosperity makes us more tolerant is a myth according to a new book

    The West is currently in the grip of a perfect storm: a lingering economic recession, a global refugee crisis, declining faith in multiculturalism, and the rise of populist anti-immigration parties. These developments seem to confirm the widely held view that hardship and poverty lead to social unrest and, more specifically, scapegoating of minorities. Yet a provocative new book presents compelling evidence to show that prejudice and intergroup hostility can be equally prevalent in times of economic prosperity, and among more affluent sections of the population.

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