With the ascent of Donald Trump as US President the world has changed.  Or has it?

How does having extreme wealth modify behaviour?  Does having lots of money make you mean?

And how does being a privileged player change the way that you think about yourself and regard people “beneath you”?  How would you prioritise your own interests over others?

Paul Phiff, a behavioural psychologist from the University of California has extensively studied this behaviour through thousands of experiments with people playing rigged games.

The results are fascinating, if not somewhat predictably disturbing.

Watch his talk here.

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