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Does money corrupt? A controversial study explores the effects of money on human behavior

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  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    July 20, 2013 9:48 p.m.

    That explains the tea party to a tea.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    July 20, 2013 6:38 a.m.

    Power corrupts, ultimate power corrupts ultimately.

  • Anti Government Alpine, UT
    July 19, 2013 2:10 p.m.

    Money can corrupt but that is certainly not always the case. There are many benevolent and philanthropical rich people. In fact the USA is the most charitable nation on earth.

    Conversely I have seen many a corrupt poor person who lives by what they can steal rather than earn an honest living.

    I guess it somewhat depends also on ones definition of corruption.

    No doubt though that money can provide opportunity for corruption. Typically the more money you have the more interactions you have with it which just increases the odds that you will be faced with a circumstance that could be deemed corrupt.

    All humans are subject to temptation and fallibility regardless of religion or beliefs it is unfortunate that many think that anything goes in business because that certainly is a form of corruption.

  • Jory payson, utah
    July 19, 2013 1:46 p.m.

    Or it could be that the people got rich because they would steal, they would stab someone in the back to get ahead. They would do anything to get ahead. They don't care about anyone or anything except themselves. So everything they do is with their progression in mind. When you more resources, more money, you don't think as much on what you spend it on. Usually when people have money, they have power. Maybe its that power over other people that are causing them to do this.