Are Rich People Unethical? | Scooping another |

This article was published in February of 2012. It reminded me a lot of Tom from the book The Great Gatsby. This article begs the question "Are rich people unethical?". Instead of talking about a single current event, it analyzes multiple events in recent society and relate them to their overall topic about rich people being greedy and unethical. In one of the studies, it showed that people who drove obviously more expensive cars that showed their wealth were more likely to cut off other cars and pedestrians on intersections. This immediately made me think about Tom because of his selfish attitude in thinking he is more important than other people. Tom thinks that because he has money and because he has an education from Yale where he also played football, that he is on top of the world. He thinks that nobody can come close to him. However that is not the case, he is just like everybody else as far as equality goes. He might have more money and better education than people, but that does not give him the right to be rude and an overall mean person to his peers. In this article, it concludes the story by saying that they are trying to figure out how they can change those patterns to have a better affect on society. I think that if Tom could have changed earlier in the book and been a nicer guy throughout the book, it could have made a much better mood of the book.

Via Riley Smith