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Luxury car owners

This was aired by PBS NewsHour in the US earlier this year, but we thought of highlighting it now due to the prevalence of motoring abuses committed by rich people these days--including a certain Metro Manila mayor who got incensed when the security guards of a posh village in his own city wouldn't let him exit through a gate that had a strictly implemented curfew.

According to the news program, the University of California at Berkeley conducted a study in which the school found that owners of luxury cars were "three to four times more likely" to violate the law than owners of ordinary, more affordable vehicles. This stems, UC Berkeley discovered, from an innate sense of entitlement--the belief that success, luxury and convenience naturally come with wealth.

Watch the video below and you'll begin to understand why the rich jerks on the road behave the way they do.


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