Black People : Are Rich People Unethical?

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  1. Keita Kenyatta

    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    At last, an explanation for Wall Street's disgrace, Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme and other high-society crimes and misdemeanors: A new study published in the Proceedings of that National Academy of Sciences found that wealthier people were more apt to behave unethically than those who had less money.

    Scientists at the University of California at Berkeley analyzed a person's rank in society (measured by wealth, occupational prestige and education) and found that those who were richer were more likely to cheat, lie and break the law than those who were poorer.
    "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," said Paul Piff, lead author of the study and a doctoral candidate at Berkeley. "This resonates with a lot of current events these days."
    In the first of two studies, researchers found that those who drove more expensive cars (an admittedly questionable indicator of economic worth) were more likely to cut off other cars and pedestrians at a busy San Francisco four-way intersection than those who drove older, less-expensive vehicles.

    In other experiments, wealthier study participants were more likely to admit they would behave unethically in a variety of situations and lie during negotiations. In another, researchers found wealthier people were more likely to cheat in an online game to win a $50 prize.
    Greed is a "robust" determ http://news.yahoo.com/rich-people-unethical-224915381--abc-news.html
     
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    I've come to realize the MORE MATERIALISTIC a person is, the LESS of a soul they have.
     
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    how about no soul what so ever?
     
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    white society decides that certain addictions are high status and others are low.
    the rich are like crack addicts except they have high status in society.
    it is still that need to fill that emptiness that they have inside.
    that is the root of all addiction. it's all the same.
     
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    lol i know I'd like to think there's always a glimmer ........... somewhere.............................
     
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    I want to be rich. I want to go to Africa to build schools, hospitals, reservoirs, fish farms, brick manufacturing etc. But I don't want to let money determine who I am. Nothing wrong with materialism as well since you cannot live on water and love only.
    Bill Gates is a good example of being rich and doing good. In fact his children would inherit peanuts from his vast fortune. Most goes to research and charity.
     
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    I wouldn't mind have'n a lump sum of cash myself.. Wouldn't mind help'n out a few folks and donate'n to a few charities, either. Not everybody tho..

    I'm agree'n with Bro Slickbeast. Never let money dictate and determine who you are..
     
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    Didn't most people who are rich in this country earned their fortunes from the atrocities committed to the Negros and Natives of this land, o fcourse Most of them are unethical.
     
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    I'm sure all of them arent

    lol

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