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The Marshmallow Test

Scott Jagow Jan 27, 2010

I stumbled across this little experiment, and I know it’s trying to tell me an important truth about our economy or Wall Street or bailouts or something. I just can’t seem to put it into words, so I need your help. Look, there’s a prize involved.

Watch highlights of the experiment below and tell me what it says to you about our “adult” economy. I’ll choose my favorite explanation and send the winner a prize. And no, it’s not a marshmallow (unless that’s what you want).

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