“The upper class has a higher propensity for unethical behavior, being more likely to believe – as did Gordon Gekko in the movie ‘Wall Street’ – that ‘greed is good,’ according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley.

In seven separate studies conducted on the UC Berkeley campus, in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide, UC Berkeley researchers consistently found that upper-class participants were more likely to lie and cheat when gambling or negotiating; cut people off when driving, and endorse unethical behavior in the workplace.”

–Yasmin Anwar. “Upper Class More Likely to Be Scofflaws Due to Greed, Study Finds. The Berkleyan Feb. 27, 2012. UC Berkeley News Center. Web.

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