Someone actually studied it, and it turns out that rich people are more likely to steal candy from children. May all research be this useful.
And Ezra Klein brings the kicker:
Bloomberg has more details on the findings here, including interviews with the authors. They also note that the study isn’t alone. It “builds on previous research that has shown wealthy people are worse at recognizing how others feel and are more likely to be disengaged during social interactions than others.”
Of course, left unanswered is a key correlation/causation question: Are rich people more likely to be jerks, or are jerks more likely to get rich?
You guys wanna try answering Ezra’s question?
I took Sociology of Murder during my undergrad, and I wish I remembered the study. But it was a discussion of sociopathy, and how watching Donald Trump closely showed all the signs.