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Tyler Shields’ most recent work sparked both outrage and conversation.
And that was the intention.
It’s been nearly three years since Cal-Berkeley psychologists Paul Piff and Dacher Keltner published their research on what has come to be called the wealth-empathy gap. Their studies provided some of the first scientific evidence that the appropriate caricature of the upper class may be more Montgomery Burns than Thurston Howell III. To review, Piff and Keltner conducted multiple studies to find out if social class (as measured by occupational prestige, wealth, and education) effects how much people care about the feelings of others. They found that wealthy individuals were less likely to consider the needs of others or feel compassion for those who may be sick or poor, and they are more likely to agree that greed is justified, beneficial, and morally defensible.