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What would you do if you found a wallet? Really? Then prove it

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24.06.2019

Statistically, people are quite kind. The University of Michigan just spent £472,000 proving this by planting 17,303 “lost” wallets in public places in 40 countries around the world and asking strangers to help return them to their owner. If the wallet contained a small amount of money, 51% of people returned it, with the figure rising to 72% if the wallet contained a substantial amount of money.

Which is all well and good, but how honest are you? Obviously I don’t trust you with actual money – I’ve read some of your comments – so here’s an entirely hypothetical Choose Your Own Adventure-stye simulation instead.

1. You find a wallet in the street. Do you:

a) Ignore it (RESULT: you do not care about your fellow humans)

b) Pick it up (go to 2)

2. The wallet feels heavy. What’s the first thing you check it for?

a) Money (go to 3)

b) Identification (go to 4)

3. The wallet contains several thousand........

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