Wealth & Deception Go Hand in Hand?
The upper class is more likely to believe that greed is good? Well that is what Futurity.org is reporting.
A UC Berkeley study, published in the journal The Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, has revealed that wealthier people were more likely to lie and cheat when gambling or negotiating. They were also found to have a greater propensity to endorse unethical behavior in the work place.
“As these issues come to the fore, our research—and that by others—helps shed light on the role of inequality in shaping patterns of ethical conduct and selfish behavior, and points to certain ways in which these patterns might also be changed,” Paul Piff, a doctoral student in Psychology at UC Berkeley and lead author of the study purports.
He goes on to state, “These findings have very clear implications for how increased wealth and status in society shapes patterns of ethical behavior, and suggest that the different social values among the haves and the have-nots help drive these tendencies.”
What are your thoughts on wealth and greed? Do you think that the wealthier You become the greedier you are?