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How Worship of the Individual Widens the Economic Gap | Jesse Walker | TEDxOhioStateUniversity

Dr. Jesse Walker, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business, explores the way we favor success by individuals over success by groups. He discusses how this bias extends to influence our attitudes about economic inequality and policies that could narrow the economic gap. Dr. Jesse Walker is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University. Jesse earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a PhD in Social Psychology from Cornell University. His research focuses on how cognitive biases influence our judgment and lead to suboptimal decisions. He also studies how we can improve our well-being by becoming better decision makers. His work has been published in top academic journals and has been covered by the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and Science Daily. Prior to becoming a Professor, Jesse spent 9 years as a professional musician. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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