[ExI] experiment regarding ethical behaviors vs status: was RE: Will robot cars be TOO good?

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 09:54:02 UTC 2012

On Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 10:39 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> I'm surprised you find it surprising.
> http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-0228-greed-20120228,0,5965885.story
> Wealthy, motivated by greed, are more likely to cheat, study finds
> People of higher status are more prone to cheating, taking candy from children and failing to wait their
> turn at four-way stops, a UC Berkeley experiment finds.
> A study found that people behind the wheels of the priciest cars were four times as likely as drivers of the
> least expensive cars to enter the intersection when they didn't have the right of way.

Hey!  What about the supposed 'trickle-down' effect?

Aren't the rich guys supposed to contribute very generously to
charities to replace government welfare programs hated by everyone who
doesn't benefit from them?


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