Does Increasing Wealth Mean Decreasing Empathy?
You know how the kid who’s winning Monopoly lords it over the others and acts rude? The same thing happens in real life: studies show that when people feel wealthy, they become less generous, less kind, and more inclined to break the law. In this talk, social psychologist Paul Piff discusses how financial inequality is increasing and how it negatively affects many aspects of everyone’s lives—not just those with less wealth. The good news? The increasing awareness that others are less fortunate is encouraging many people to use their resources to combat inequality.