There's a neat article from NPR, discussing different research studies that come to the same conclusion: as people become wealthier, they become less generous. And part of this is that they become disconnected from community. They become hoarders of gold, selfish, and individualized.
This is not new. Indeed, the more wealthy you are, the more likely you are to behave unethically. And yes, some of those Wall Street tycoons really ARE psychopath
Do you remember during the election when Mitt Romney was nailed for his disdain towards the 47%? We talked about that here. And about the disdain of the Tea Folk for the poor. Once you see people as "them", rather than "us", that's inevitable.
And it is certainly not Christian. Whose foodstamps would Jesus cut?