Wealth

Edmonton Journal: Turns out, the rich really are different. But not necessarily in the ways we assume. Though economically privileged, people from upper-class backgrounds consistently display deficits in empathy, social engagement, generosity and sensitivity as compared to those from the lower classes. The differences in behaviour are so marked, in More

U.S. News and World Report: THURSDAY, June 16  — The growing gap between the richest Americans and everyone else is making many people with middle and low incomes unhappy, researchers have found. “Income disparity has grown a lot in the U.S., especially since the 1980s,” study author Shigehiro Oishi, a More

OK, so I confess I woke myself up at 3:45 AM to watch the royal wedding, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Who doesn’t like a good fairy tale? But in order to savor the spectacle, I had to temporarily suppress my discomfort in the face of such opulence. Behind the More