Bet this one makes it on Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me

A new study by team of professors from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and the University of California, Berkeley has found that rich people are more like to lie, cheat, and break the law and less likely to donate to charity that lower-income people.

And note something we’ve discussed before on this blog: Other research has found that those who are well off have a reduced concern for others.

Let them eat cake, indeed.

Had to link to a news report; couldn’t find the actual article on the PNAS website. Once I find the original paper, I’ll update.

Thanks to Robbie Harold for passing that one along.

UPDATE – Barry Goldman, an arbitrator/mediator and author has this op-ed in the LA Times today, describing how the wealthy never think it’s their fault. All that talk on the Right about individual responsibility is, apparently, indexed to income.

Later,

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