Rich people are more likely to drive like assholes
People driving luxury cars are more likely to fail to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk and to engage in other unethical, antisocial behavior, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Now, this could be because they aren’t actually rich but stole the luxury car and are trying to make a speedy getaway. Right? Benefit of the doubt? (Or rich people are just dicks.) If you needed an official-looking graph to convince you, here it is:
By way of explanation, the authors wrote: “Upper-class individuals’ relative independence from others and increased privacy in their professions may provide fewer structural constraints and decreased perceptions of risk associated with committing unethical acts.”
See: Enron, the NSA, any scandal involving high-status people doing shitty things and somehow mentally excusing themselves. The medium chill is looking better and better.
Wealthier Motorists More Likely to Drive Like Reckless Jerks, Streetsblog.