Wealth and Bad Behavior
Is it imaginable that a person is likely to engage in bad behavior depending on his or her wealth, or lack thereof? A recent study conducted by a psychologist at the U. of California-Berkeley stationed “pedestrians” at crosswalks with instructions to approach the crossing at a point when oncoming drivers would have a chance to stop. Who do you suppose stopped and who didn’t? Drivers of expensive cars or drivers of clunkers? Yes, you guessed it–drivers of expensive cars more often than drivers of clunkers plowed through a crosswalk.
Does privilege promote bad behavior? So it seems.
You can get the details online at http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/02/shame-on-the-rich.html?ref=hp