Wednesday Richness Woes

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Z for Zachariah was filmed on New Zealand’s South Island, about as close to a distant Paradise on Earth as I’ve ever been. Which apparently is part of the reason why, according to former hedge fund director Robert Johnson, “I know hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway.”

And not just a getaway for a couple of weeks of vacation fun. No, the British newspaper The Guardian reports, “With growing inequality and the civil unrest from Ferguson and the Occupy protests fresh in people’s mind, the world’s super rich are already preparing for the consequences.”

In other words, they’re getting ready to run away from the mess they’ve helped create. But instead of holding off the barbarians at the gates, they are the barbarians. Take your ill-gotten gains behind the walls of your Fortress of Solitude, you ubermensches, and pull up the drawbridge behind you.

@ TRUTHOUT

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11 Responses to Wednesday Richness Woes

  1. Den says:

    It’s tough being rich, those nasty pitchfork and torch bearing citizens carrying tar and feathers. As I suspected a while back, the rich would retreat to their reinforced compounds for safety, now it’s official.

    Back to work moving stuff and electrical wiring.

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  2. David B. Benson says:

    Saw 3 malards, 2 drakes and a duck, while stick walking. Only 65 minutes so 15 minutes shy of the week’s goal. But the rest of the week protends constant rain so I’ll finish up on the walk home later.

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  3. º¿carol says:

    Doc, Bob retired (again) at Christmas.

    Den, when you asked if “it was fixable” I thought inanimate object, the mailbox. Didn’t think you meant Bob, lol. Box was fixed late this afternoon, Brian stopped by as promised. I walked out there tonight (haven’t been out in days) and saw that he put the box back on a little higher than it used to be. Fine if you ride in a SUV, hope it’s not too awkward with our car. I don’t want to complain to Brian, I hope I can live w/ it. I’ll be able to tell when I pull the car up to the mailbox to retrieve mail. I don’t do that often so I’m going to have to do it just to test the mailbox out.

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  4. º¿carol says:

    Loved you post today. I snagged it and put it on my FB page. The rich better wise up and start helping maintain society instead of tearing it apart. They can’t live w/o us, about time they acknowledge that.

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  5. Den says:

    What ever would we do if all billionaires suddenly disappeared?

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  6. Den says:

    All those yachts bobbing around with no one on-board, Ferrari’s sitting around, undriven, exclusive resorts unoccupied, private jets left on the ramp, all personnel charged for the maintenance an upkeep out of work. Financial disaster, borderline ‘too big to fail’.

    Another fine mess they have gotten us into.

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