• Conspicuous consumption reflects how redistribution influences perceived social justice

      Briers, Barbara; Wertenbroch, Klaus; Riley, Breagin (2013)
      We examine how redistribution preferences affect the value of status consumption: people who favor less (more) fiscal redistribution value status consumption more as a meaningful signal because they consider income more deserved (i.e., a stronger belief in a just world). Data come from a national consumer survey and two experiments.