The Daily Populous

Friday July 19th, 2019 night edition

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Do wealthier people owe their financial success to skill or luck?

Your views on this question may be set by your own financial status, at least according to a study of people playing a card game.

“It was absolutely obvious one of the players was playing with a huge advantage,” says Mauricio Bucca of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

People have long debated whether success in life is mainly due to talent or luck.

Surveys show those who are wealthier are more likely to say they earned their success.

Regardless of the conditions, winners were more likely to say yes than losers.

People’s views in real life are even more likely to be influenced by their personal circumstances, says Bucca. »

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