The theme of this year’s Davos meeting where the world’s wealthiest and most powerful people meet to enjoy each other’s company, a fawning media, and of course the best food and entertainment that money can buy, is social stability, class hatred, and how to fix a world torn by a record wealth inequality.
An ambitious task to be sure, especially for the very people who have benefited the most from the record wealth transfer of the past 5 years. Still, while these true Robin Hoods of the modern gilded age are desperate for a few minutes of humanitarian TV exposure, or at least a soundbite or two, their advice to the peasants out there is quite clear: don’t get too close.
And just to make sure the appropriate distance of at least a few hundred meters to every member of the great unwashed class they are “saving” is maintained, here is the hotel in which the bleeding heart Davos billionaires are staying: a $170 million fortress surrounded by barbed wire, security cameras, motion sensor and even its own helipad.
Oh, and for those dignitaries of the non-private sector staying here, guess who is picking up the bill dear taxpayers.