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  • Those they labeled antagonists were status-seeking, power-hungry, and selfish — all traits that work against the “egalitarian social dynamic” that our ancestors valued.

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  • Think of your friendly neighborhood narcissist: status-seeking, grandiose, loud-mouthed, brash and flamboyant.

    Do Narcissists Know They Are Narcissists?

  • These books are often given as presents and, as the sociologist Marcel Mauss pointed out in his classic 1925 work, The Gift, the ritual of gift-giving is a tangled web of mutual obligation, duty and status-seeking which doesn't necessarily follow conventional economic rules.

    A culinary nativity with Jamie, Hugh and Lorraine | Joe Moran

  • There is much more in Wilkinson's essay, including a discussion of Tyler Cowen's claim that markets satisfy the human need for status-seeking by providing many dimensions along which humans may compete for status.

    Will Wilkinson on Happiness Research, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Perseus: Precisely because we know that DC is a status-seeking cesspool is a reason for having the SOTU be given in a written message to Congress.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The State of the Union Clause

  • Those they labeled antagonists were status-seeking, power-hungry, and selfish — all traits that work against the “egalitarian social dynamic” that our ancestors valued.

    Quick Study

  • Anonsters: All those advocating that the SOTU be given in a written message to Congress, or that so-and-so group of people ought not to attend, and so on, show by their very advocacy of those positions that they simply do not understand the culture of Washington, D.C. Precisely because we know that DC is a status-seeking cesspool is a reason for having the SOTU be given in a written message to Congress.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The State of the Union Clause

  • Dobbs pointed out that twitter is the most life-like of social networks, oddly replicating the gossip and status-seeking that accompanies all human group activity.

    Maia Szalavitz: Cocaine, Bad Boys, Nerds... and Twitter

  • Dobbs pointed out that Twitter is the most life-like of social networks, oddly replicating the gossip and status-seeking that accompanies all human group activity.

    Maia Szalavitz: Cocaine, Bad Boys, Nerds... and Twitter

  • In "The Authenticity Hoax," Mr. Potter notes that the search for authenticity often ends up as a status-seeking game.

    Why It's So Hard To Get Real

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