Month: December 2021

The negativity bias in news about how public money is used affects our willingness to pay taxes

Posted on 3 December 2021 by Tommaso Reggiani

To meet the public’s preference for negative content. the media tend to overreport negative news. Miloš Fišar, Tommaso Reggiani, Fabio Sabatini, and Jiří Špalek write that this negativity bias in the coverage of economic policy issues decreases tax compliance. Conversely, when people are exposed to authentic information about the appropriate use of tax revenues, compliance increases significantly.  Why do we pay
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