What did I read and where?
December 17, 2013 9:47 AM   Subscribe

I am trying to find an article I read online, sometime in the past month or two.

The article was about a study or some data around the wealthy having an aversion to raising the general standard of living of others because it lessened the gap between themselves and everyone else, which is actually the thing they value more than money itself.

I can't find it anywhere, I have no memory of where the data came from either. Long shot but little help here?
posted by Cosine to Society & Culture (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is an older article, from 2012, but it's still being reported on. It's about the connection between wealth and reduced compassion/empathy for others. Maybe you read something that referenced this study?
posted by megancita at 11:32 AM on December 17, 2013

Or, as a long shot, it could have been an article in this NY Times series.
posted by megancita at 11:37 AM on December 17, 2013

Was it this?
posted by dizziest at 1:38 PM on December 17, 2013

Robert Frank has made a career based on that argument. He writes columns for the New York Times, many of which focus on the issue; e.g.
posted by Mr.Know-it-some at 2:09 PM on December 17, 2013

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