The experiment involved a lost wallet:
A team of economists found recently that, in a massive global study of 17,000 “lost wallets” in forty countries, people were more likely to return a wallet if it contained a large amount of cash. This finding “defied the expectations of both professional economists and 2,500 respondents to a survey, who predicted that people would act in self-interest.” (The Guardian) …
A variety of sources struggle to account for the high level of honesty in a “selfish gene”/“hairless ape” paradigm“The lost wallet returns—and experts are baffled” at Mind Matters News
The puzzlement makes for fun reading.
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