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Why the Rich Are Less Ethical: They See Greed as Good

2 years agoHealth : Healthland

While stereotypes suggest that poor people are more likely to lie and steal, new research finds that it’s actually the wealthy who tend to behave unethically. In a series of experiments — involving everything from dangerous driving to lying in job negotiations and cheating to get a prize — researchers found that, across the board, [...]
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