Interesting article. I bet most of us will agree that the more expensive the car, the less considerate drivers are. I've often commented how in places like East Boston (poor) driver's always stop for people in the crosswalk while in Cambridge (rich) that rarely happens. I think with wealth often comes a sense of arrogance and entitlement. The article reviews several different studies, and is worth reading. How Wealth Reduces Compassion: Scientific American Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and stealâ€”the poor person or the rich one? Itâ€™s temping to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely you are to act fairly. After all, if you already have enough for yourself, itâ€™s easier to think about what others may need. But research suggests the opposite is true: as people climb the social ladder, their compassionate feelings towards other people decline. ... In one study, Piff and his colleagues discreetly observed the behavior of drivers at a busy four-way intersection. They found that luxury car drivers were more likely to cut off other motorists instead of waiting for their turn at the intersection. This was true for both men and women upper-class drivers, regardless of the time of day or the amount of traffic at the intersection. In a different study they found that luxury car drivers were also more likely to speed past a pedestrian trying to use a crosswalk, even after making eye contact with the pedestrian.