In a study reported Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the findings were "The “upper class,” as defined by the study, were more likely to break the law while driving, take candy from children, lie in negotiation, cheat to raise their odds of winning a prize and endorse unethical behavior at work, the research found." according to Elizabeth Lopatta reporting in Bloomberg.
Though this study was by a PhD candidate the tests behind each of the conclusions above all pointed to unethical behavior on the part of the wealthy. Therefore, the chances that this study is finding something significant are not so unlikely as it would appear.
Among the questions this study raises are:
1) Does wealth make one immoral or does being immoral enable one to become wealthy?
2) Why do we admire and respect the wealthy so much more than ordinary people if they are immoral?
3) Do those rich folks really deserve their wealth if they did immoral things to get it?
So what do you think?