John Bingham of Britain’s Daily Telegraph reports:
Members of the upper classes are more likely to lie, cheat and even break the law than people from less privileged backgrounds, a study has found.
In contrast, members of the “lower” classes appeared more likely to display the traditional attributes of a gentleman. …
[P]sychologists at the University of California in Berkeley, who carried out the study, also suggested that the findings could help explain the origins of the banking crisis – with self-confident, wealthy bankers more likely to indulge in reckless behaviour.