The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

This Is Your Brain on Money

May 17, 2004

Emory University researchers say they’ve discovered that the brain reacts differently when someone is given money, and when they work to earn it. Supposedly, when someone works for the money they receive, the pleasure centers of the brain are stimulated, and the person is much more satisfied and happy.

The wealthy must be miserable with all that money they didn’t work for–trust funds, stock dividends and inheritance. Take their money away from them–it’s for their own good!