Video of the week: Could your language affect your ability to save money?

December 11, 2013 9:59 am

What can economists learn from linguists? Behavioural economist Keith Chen introduces a pattern from his research suggesting that languages without a concept for the future correlate strongly with high savings rates. The video provides food for thought about the debate over language and thought, namely, that language shapes the way in which we experience and classify the world.

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