We currently must be going through the Second Gilded Age.
The reason I say this is because the wealth distribution today is mind boggling.
With all the wealth in Silicon Valley…it’s like these people have no concept of reality.
SV elite are lucky to make it big. But, the fact is they will always have gobs of money regardless of some catastrophe. Their children will carry on the lifestyle. The money will always be there. It will never go away unless they are stupid with money.
All they really care about is keeping their money safe. They show us their privileged lifestyle on social media and pretend they are blessed beyond belief…but I know that most of them are hoping that UBER goes public, or that the economy doesn’t suffer a huge correction.
None of them seem to work really hard. Mark Zuckerberg recently took off three months for paternity leave because of his company policy. Most of society doesn’t have that same choice. He also felt obliged to pen a heartfelt letter to his newborn child…extolling his admiration and dreams for her. Oh…and also shared it with the world.
Another thing Silicon Valley elitists spend a lot of time are on private jets. THey always seem to be traveling to Hawaii. They show us the wine they are drinking. They are the first in line for gadgets, or Tesla’s. They do podcasts, or when they quit a job put out a press release. They need time off when some tragedy occurs. They talk up products which sometimes fail…think of Juicero. They certainly skew democrat even thought they represent the .5% of society. They aren’t spending lots of time in the urban cities talking about democratic social issues. Most of the time they are jetsetting, buying real estate or sleeping.
With the recent tragedies in the world, I haven’t heard many of them stepping up and having a voice. But, just like the first Gilded Age, things will change one day.