What if one day money did grow on trees?!
What would people do?
What would you do?
Well, this is what happened the day Sydney (Australia) woke up to a money tree...
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Money Tree social Experiment by RaboDirect
The scene is set
But as soon as a brave individual ceased the opportunity to fill his pockets, a crowd behavior ensued. Some just took one or two bills, from the lower branches, while others employed any means necessary ( like swinging their coats and using their umbrellas) to reach the higher branches. One of the most interesting observations was the altruism of the crowd, as some of the taller people shared their loot with the shorter ones.
The money tree experiment was inspired by Australia’s lazy money. According to statistics, Australians missed out on a total of $$.7 billion in interest, by leaving their deposits in account that paid small interests. RaboDirect wanted to see how people react when confronted with the opportunity to maximize their financial gains.