Its not the rich, its the disconnectedness that isolating oneself (one selves) from 'neighbors' who are less well off, social stratification, gated communities, (etc.) that allows greed to go rampant. Two aspects: First, when one perceives others as '"its," objects to be used, and not cared for, greed gets unleashed. two) as a recent article in Psychology pointed out, many CEOs, CFO, share a lot of traits with sociopaths (not Psychopaths - big difference). That trait is the inability to feel for others, (or, perhaps the ease with which one turns off empathy for those who don't interact with you on a daily basis. The issue isn't uber richness status, but rather what it usually takes to achieve that status. Therein lies our shared fault.