Privately, Glynsky and I were having a debate a while ago. And I would like to know, what you think.
Here is the story I told Glynsky.
Not too long ago at a wonderful dinner party I got to sit next to a rich man. Not just well off, really rich. The gentlemen is worth tens of millions. He is a smart and funny character, neither snobby, nor living in a golden cage. He does not show off. In case you wonder, he made his money all himself through a successful company he founded and eventually sold. He was not born rich.
So, while we were sipping whiskeys after dinner he surprised me by saying:
Unless we rich people start sharing our wealth, we will have a revolution soon.
I almost spilled my drink, and to make sure that I understood correctly, I asked:
Do you mean a real revolution? Violent? Blood in the streets?
To which he responded:
Yes. That’s what I mean.
When I told Glynsky a few weeks later, he responded with his usual, “bullocks”. Glynsky believes in “trickle down economics“. Never mind that those have been proven wrong, but Glynsky believes, that Reagan was a great politician. Oh well, if you must, read the rebuttal to that here.
Now back to the issue on hand. Not too long after the above mentioned dinner party, an interesting article at Politico came across my eyes. Its title is:
The pitchforks are coming … for us plutocrats
I kindly ask you to read the full article. It is written as an open letter from one – self-proclaimed – plutocrat to the others in the 0.01 percentile of society.
And after you are done reading, would you be so kind and let me know what you think?