Monkeys care about marshmallows….but what about cash?

monkeys and money Makes about as much sense as handing it over to my stockbroker

I have a confession to make: I’m not very good with money. In fact, I’m quite lousy with my money. I spend too much and save too little. Is this due to culture or genetics? It’s not a silly question since economic rationality is a big debate within the evolutionary field of science. Since apes are our closest family in the evolutionary chain, why not see how monkeys deal with cold, hard cash? In Psychology Today, Roy F. Baumeister asks: Do monkeys understand money?


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