You can predict a man's opinion on redistribution by measuring his biceps, according to a new study that may have been secretly commissioned by Ayn Rand's sexual fantasies.
Denmark researchers analyzed the wealth, bicep size and views on economic redistribution of men in America, Denmark and Argentina for the report, published in the Psychological Science journal. Rich guys with big muscles were less likely to support liberal policies, while less flush muscular men wanted to share the wealth.
Among punier guys, the roles reversed: wealthy men supported redistribution, but their poorer peers didn't.
"Our results demonstrate that physically weak males are more reluctant than physically strong males to assert their self-interest – just as if disputes over national policies were a matter of direct physical confrontation among small numbers of individuals, rather than abstract electoral dynamics among millions," study leader Michael Bang Peterson told The Telegraph.
Mmmk. We wonder what the Cosmarxpolitan editors think.
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