Does wealth reduce compassion?


Here’s food for thought.

Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and steal—the poor person or the rich one? It’s tempting to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely you are to act fairly. After all, if you already have enough for yourself, it’s easier to think about what others may need. But research suggests the opposite is true: as people climb the social ladder, their compassionate feelings towards other people decline.

Daisy Grewal writing on the Scientific website examines the research of  Berkeley psychologists Paul Piff and Dacher Keltner who ran several studies looking at whether social class (as measured by wealth, occupational prestige, and education) influences how much we care about the feelings of others.

Here is the link on Scientific