Why Do Wealthy People Steal?
John Gonsiorek recently reviewed The Psychology of Theft and Loss: Stolen and Fleeced by Robert Tyminski. In describing the last two chapters of the book, Gonsiorek says, “One squarely anticipates a critique of this work: that theft is primarily socioeconomically driven. True to his eclectic style, Tyminski gives socioeconomic causation some due—but no more. The book concludes with a chapter exploring the internal thief in everyone, and considering possible positive features of this in the overall psychological economy” (para 8).
One issue that came to my mind, and about which many people are perplexed, is, why would someone with more than enough money steal?
By John C. Gonsiorek
PsycCRITIQUES, 2014 Vol 59(46)