The fact is, rich people are assholes. What? We dehumanize the rich, you say? A couple of things on this: first, you might want to bill them if you want to be their PR person – and second, how can that be dehumanizing? Nothing is more human than a colossal idiot!
Indeed it is because They are people that wealth has that effect on them – the same thing would likely happen to you or me if we stumbled upon a few million. This is not a postmodern Commie SJW cultural Marxist – there is science behind it and we are going to show you.
Consider Jeff Bezos – fortune, over $ 180 billion. For the average Amazon employee to save this much, they must have been with the company since about the time that people learned to start a fire (and you know Amazon wasn̵
We’re not in Bezos’ hairless coconut to know why he’s doing all this, but maybe Sam Polk can give us a clue. Polk is a former Wall Street trader who wrote about his past obsession with how like money It was an addiction::
“Have you ever seen what a drug addict is like when he’s finished his trash? He’ll do anything – run 20 miles in the snow, rob a grandma – to find a solution. Wall Street was like that. In the months before, bonuses.” were handed out, the trading floor felt like a neighborhood in ‘The Wire’ when the heroin ran out. “
Go in the snow, rob a grandma – maybe you force people to pee in bottles when you are powerful enough Make warehouses a (cheap) hell while you can get away with it? Polk’s answer is pretty much “yup”.
“Only a wealth addict would feel eligible for $ 14 million in compensation – including a $ 8.5 million bonus – as McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson did in 2012 while he was in business then published a pamphlet for his workforce on how to survive. Only a wealth addict would make hundreds of millions as a hedge fund manager and then work to close a tax loophole that gave him a lower tax rate than his secretary. “