Laura Wiesböck (AT) is a sociologist at the University of Vienna. She researches the forms, causes and effects of social inequality. She was awarded the Theodor Körner Prize and the Bank Austria Research Prize for her academic work. In addition to scientific articles, she regularly publishes in daily media such as Zeit, Standard or ORF Science. In her recently published book “In besserer Gesellschaft. Der selbstgerechte Blick auf die Anderen” (Kremayr & Scheriau) she gets to the bottom of the human longing for superiority.