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September 12, 2010

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Tim Worstall

"One other quirk is that English players are significantly less likely to co-operate than are Welsh, Irish or Scots."

Aha! Proof perfect of my contention that while the Celts might be naturally socially democratic societies, England isn't.

Phil

I would really like to see the 'English' figure disaggregated by region - I'd be willing to bet that most regions of England would fall closer to the "Celtic" norm. My experience of living in the north-west and the south-east of the country suggests that there are much higher concentrations of grasping, resentful, self-righteous sod-you-Jack merchants down there. My personal theory is that London isn't so much a city as a pathology.

Laban

One other quirk is that English players are significantly less likely to co-operate than are Welsh, Irish or Scots


Robert Putnam : "the more people of diverse ethnic backgrounds live in a community, the lower the level of trust among the community’s citizens"


Tom Addison

Another quirk is that the Scots are shite at football.

Julian Ware-Lane

Not all English conform to stereotypes, not even those born and residing in Essex.

I would be interested to see a breakdown for voter preference - surely socialists are more likely to cooperate?

Yannis

This study is not very new. Golden Balls was already studied by Richard Thaler, one of the godfathers of behavioral economics: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1592456. Seems that Donja Darai and Silvia Gratz basically redo what was already done in that paper.

Jack Potts

"the more people of diverse ethnic backgrounds live in a community, the lower the level of trust among the community’s citizens" I guess thta's just the way of the world now - shame really...

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