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From the Ted Talk by Sarah Brosnan: Why monkeys (and humans) are wired for fairness

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Here's an important qisuteon, though. Why do we care about inequality or unfairness when we are the ones who are unfairly benefiting? If evolution is about survival of the fittest, wouldn't it make sesne to grab any advantage you can get? Here's the thing though. I do better if I get more than you, sure. But best of all is if you and I can work together and get more than either one of us could have gotten on our own. But why would you work with me if you don't think I'm going to play fair? But if you think I'm going to niotce when I've got more than you and do something about it, then you will work with me.

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Here's an important ________, though. Why do we care about inequality or unfairness when we are the ones who are unfairly benefiting? If evolution is about survival of the fittest, wouldn't it make _____ to grab any advantage you can get? Here's the thing though. I do better if I get more than you, sure. But best of all is if you and I can work together and get more than either one of us could have gotten on our own. But why would you work with me if you don't think I'm going to play fair? But if you think I'm going to ______ when I've got more than you and do something about it, then you will work with me.

Solution

  1. sense
  2. question
  3. notice

Original Text

Here's an important question, though. Why do we care about inequality or unfairness when we are the ones who are unfairly benefiting? If evolution is about survival of the fittest, wouldn't it make sense to grab any advantage you can get? Here's the thing though. I do better if I get more than you, sure. But best of all is if you and I can work together and get more than either one of us could have gotten on our own. But why would you work with me if you don't think I'm going to play fair? But if you think I'm going to notice when I've got more than you and do something about it, then you will work with me.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
capuchin monkeys 6
perfectly happy 4
monkeys prefer 2
playing field 2

Important Words

  1. advantage
  2. benefiting
  3. care
  4. evolution
  5. fair
  6. fittest
  7. grab
  8. important
  9. inequality
  10. notice
  11. play
  12. question
  13. sense
  14. survival
  15. unfairly
  16. unfairness
  17. work