Paying taxes feels good, say researchers.
I am so glad we have researchers to tell us these things. I never new this. Now I can enjoy working until the middle of May just to give it all away.
How could any serious person consider this a reasonable research scenario? First, you GIVE them $100 and then have them read a "taxation scenario." Maybe they were just happy it wasn't the whole $100.
Bill Harbaugh at the University of Oregon in Eugene, US, and colleagues gave 19 female university students $100, and told them some of this money would have to go towards taxes.
Each volunteer then read a series of 60 separate taxation scenarios involving $0 to $45 in taxes, knowing that one of the scenarios would be selected at random and the related amount be subtracted from their $100.