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Fordham Conversations: The Economy of What You Look Like

by Chris Williams
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How the way you look can alter your life.

Often we hear that beauty comes from within, but it turns out the way you look can affect how other people react to you, for better and for worse. Daniel Hamermesh, author of Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful, dissects how attractive people fare better economically. Then, Fordham professors Laura Gonzalez and Yuliya Komarova talk about their research with online social lending and why being more attractive could hurt when it comes to securing a loan. 
 
 
Music Heard on the Show:
 
Completely Not Me - Jenny Lewis
Hey Good Lookin - Hank Williams
Age of Consent - New Order 
 
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