Wednesday, 27th February 2019
A message from the billionaires….
You know who I feel sorry for?
The world’s billionaires….
All 2,208 of the blighters (figure from Forbes)….
The richest fractional percentile of the world’s population has got it tough….
They get the blame for everything….
- Playing a good hand of cards….
We must remember that the billionaire didn’t necessarily ask to be part of the global financial elite….
He can’t help it if – as a result of his powers of intellect, creativity, innovation, technical expertise, capacity for hard work, tolerance to risk and out-and-out criminality (only one or two bad eggs!) – the world has rewarded him so generously….
He can’t be blamed if – as has happened – he got richer over the last decade of cheap and easy credit whilst everybody else got poorer….
The billionaire is like any other player at the table. He can only play the cards the universe has delivered into his hands….
And he must play that hand as best he can – to his own ends and advantage….
Which of us would not set out to do the same?
- Doing good out in the world….
But few people these days have sympathy for – or empathy with – the plight of the common-garden billionaire….… Click here to read more