Quote:It turns out the rich really are different from you and me. They drive like entitled jerks.There's more here - philly.com
They’re middle-finger-pointing, ride-up-your-trunk-bullying, outta-my-way motorists.
That’s the authoritative word from researchers who keep track of this sort of thing.
Three studies over the last five years show that people driving expensive cars were more likely to cut off other motorists and less likely to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks.
“This suggests that wealthier drivers may reflect adherence to ethical codes geared towards maximizing one’s self-interest, often at the expense of others,” says psychologist Jeremy Boyd, formerly of the Human Development Program at the University of California, San Diego.
In other words, says Paul Piff, a University of California, Irvine, professor of psychology and social behavior who conducted a motoring study of his own, “money makes you more likely to exhibit the characteristics of being a jerk.”
Money doesn't change anyone, it just reveals the inner asshole you always were because you no longer have to be nice.