New research shows the Rich truly are different from you and me in one key respect:
they feel less empathy (overview of the research here
; unfortunately, a full report of the findings is only available behind various pay-walls). Previously
, the same team of researchers found that members of the economic upper-class have a harder time recognizing others' emotions.
The Empathy Deficit:
"A recent study finds a decline in empathy among young people in the U.S." In fact, the report concludes "empathy levels have been declining over the past 30 years." Podcast on this topic here