The rich are different — and not in a good way, studies suggest | this curious life |
Psychologist and social scientist Dacher Keltner says his research shows the rich really are different: Their life experience makes them less empathetic, less altruistic, and generally more selfish.


'“We have now done 12 separate studies measuring empathy in every way imaginable, social behavior in every way, and some work on compassion and it’s the same story,” he said. “Lower class people just show more empathy, more prosocial behavior, more compassion, no matter how you look at it.”