Money makes people right-wing and inegalitarian
Andrew J Oswald, Nattavudh Powdthavee 13 February 2014
Rich people typically lean right politically. Are they motivated by deeply moral views or self-interest? This column argues that money makes you right-wing. It shows that lottery winners in the UK are more likely to switch their allegiance from left to right.
Why are you right-wing, left-wing, or in the middle? You probably believe that you made a genuine, calm, and ethical choice. But what were the deep causal forces upon those political preferences?
Frontiers of economic research Politics and economics
Right-wing, lottery, conservatives