About This Project
The Dickensian character “Scrooge” was famously both tight-fisted and hard-hearted. But is the implied stereotype correct? Are savers meaner and nastier than spenders? To the contrary, we hypothesize that savers might be, overall, at least as kind and nice as spenders; and more particularly, that the kindness and niceness of savers might be most apparent in decisions oriented towards the future.