Rich people more unethical, much more likely to cheat and steal, study finds

Rich people are more unethical and likely to cheat, break the law or plain behave badly towards other people, a new study has found.

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Disgraced former financier Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies in March 2009 and was later sentenced to 150 years in prison

 

 

<And the most troubling thing is that most often they get away with it, no questions asked>

 

It may involve upper class people cutting off other motorists, lying in a negotiation, cheating to win a prize or even stealing candy from children, according to the Canadian Press, but researchers from the universities of California and Toronto found that wealthier people are more apt to behave unethically than those who had less money.

The study contradicted the notion that poor people are more likely to act unethically out of financial necessity.

Instead, the researchers wrote the “relative independence” and “increased privacy” of the wealthy make them more likely to act unethically.

Poorer people by contrast may be less likely to cheat, because they are more dependent on their community at large.

Rich people also shared “feelings of entitlement and inattention to the consequences of one’s actions on others” that may play into their moral decisions, study authors said.

The study, whose findings were published in the Proceedings of that National Academy of Sciences, analyzed a person’s rank in society as measured by wealth, occupational prestige and education, according to ABC News.

ABC quoted the authors as saying the differences in ethical behavior could be explained, at least in part, by the upper-class participants’ more favorable attitude toward greed.

“We found that it is much more prevalent for people in the higher ranks of society to see greed and self-interest … as good pursuits,” ABC quoted Paul Piff, lead author of the study and a doctoral candidate at Berkeley, as saying. “This resonates with a lot of current events these days.”

Media reports speculated that this was a reference to the behavior of such people as disgraced ponzi scheme operator Bernie Madoff.

CNN quoted Piff as saying: “Elevated wealth status seems to make you want even more, and that increased want leads you to bend the rules or break the rules to serve your self-interest.”

Meanwhile, the Canadian Press quoted Stephane Cote, associate professor of organizational behaviour and psychology at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, as saying:

“We found a trend that upper-class individuals — people that have the most money, the most income, the best education and the most prestigious job — have a tendency to engage in less ethical behavior.

“This doesn’t mean that every rich person will behave less ethically than any less-rich person… But we found a tendency. So if you look across people in a variety of settings, the higher-class people tend to engage in more unethical behaviour.”

Piff said the results obviously did not apply to all wealthy people, noting the philanthropic contributions of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

NOTE Bill gates and the gates foundation are pro depopulation, forced vaccinations, sterility, funding Monsanto and much much much more

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Does anyone else see the link

John Key’s asset sales have been shunned by almost everyone so I find it odd that he would still want it to go ahead, not only does it mean a good portion of the profits of these corporations will no be going offshore but it will also grow the poverty gap.

Pics from around the cordon and other parts of the city from after the quakes

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Also the fact that there have been loads of recent deals signed with the US and the IMF (international monetary fund) and we are in debted to them. could it be that when the NZ govt refused to do the asset sales that NZ was threatened with earthquake technology?? not only is there a HAARP style array out at birdlings flats but there were rainbow clouds and scallar activity recorded the day/days before the september 7.1 and february 6.3 quakes and mass whale strandings in the area which are all signs of radio wave interferance. Also interesting to note that on the day of the February quake there were 6 diplomats from the US that left only hours before and also signed big deals with FEMA after september. And also the fact that the city was on total lock down, military cordon with tanks and armed soldiers. Does that sound right to you ?? people locked out of their homes while foreign search and rescue crew break and enter their homes and enter every room of your house, then if you get the red sticker you are not allowed back in and your property becomes that of CERA and the demo teams who claim everything you own and it all becomes their property and meanwhile the billions of dollars funded to the disaster have all gone into the central city and all the corperations even all that money raised in the telethon was not even handed to the people. The people are the ones that had to look after each other and it was so heartwarming to see people from out of town sending in truckloads of stuff for those left homeless and the Rangiora express with their privatly hired helicopter flying loads of hot food to the area’s ;eft without water/power or toilets. Never count on the government doing a thing for you its people, good honest kind hearted people which sadly are rare and hard to find but they are out there and I love them all and we are all in this together so its time to build us a better world for ourselves free of the govornment tyrrany

It’s also very interesting to note that John Key also said twice (within 5 mins) that the earthquake was a man made disaster and some theories even go as far as to say that the plan is to rid the south island of NZ’s and the US and Europe elite plan on moving here to wait out the financial collapse so whilst their nations are left to kill each other on the streets for food and survival etc

Any thoughts on this ??

Audio from Mr Keys conference call where he states twice that the earthquake was man made

This video highlights the way in which HAARP works to induce an earthquake

The same clouds where also seen before China’s devistating quake