Across many different cultures, people will often sacrifice their own self-interest to enforce fairness on the group: They would rather end up with nothing than take a deal they feel is unfair, either to themselves or to others.
SOURCE: Science; Joseph Henrich | By Patterson Clark, The Washington Post - June 9, 2008
Sense of Fairness Affects Outlook, Decisions Article | American workers are hurting. The country is in an economic slump, thousands of people are being laid off, and hundreds of companies are retrenching. With house values falling in many parts of the country and with gas prices soaring, many people are struggling from paycheck to paycheck.