How will wealth change you?
This interesting piece in the Boston Globe suggests that wealth changes people, noting that most of our political leaders are far wealthier than the rest of us. The article summarizes a collection of recent research on the impact of wealth on people’s basic humanity.
One study shows that the mere suggestion of money makes people both less likely to ask for and to give help. Another study suggests that the more money you have, the less likely you are to want to help others.
Thanks to Freakonomics for finding this for me.
Of course, we don’t like to believe such things about ourselves. How do you think we can prevent money from changing us?