Secure your future with | It turns out, the Class Warfare battlefield has some players sounding the retreat. As in, fall back and surrender, and ALSO as in “exquisite vacation spot retreat.”
According to several reports, the world’s richest hedge fund managers are buying ‘secret boltholes’ where they can hideout in the event of civil uprising against growing inequality during economic collapse.
Nervous financiers from across the globe have begun purchasing landing strips, homes and land in areas such as New Zealand so they can flee should people rise up.
In recent years, we’ve seen a rising tide of inequality. And right alongside of it, massive riots in in Ferguson, New York, London and Hong Kong. Now, with the rich getting richer, and the poor getting poorer, many financial leaders fear they could become targets for public fury. A group of angry rioters with nothing to lose is a frightening thought to someone who owns their own private jet.
While the super elite might be scared, they’re also prepared. Robert Johnson is the president of the Institute of New Economic Thinking. He recently told the World Economic Forum that many hedge fund managers were already planning their escape.
Johnson said: “I know hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway.”
Johnson’s not the only one to relay the secret retreat plans of the super wealthy. Stewart Wallis is the executive director of the New Economics Foundation. He reiterated a very similar plot, when talking about some recent comments aired on CNBC Africa: “Getaway cars the airstrips in New Zealand and all that sort of thing, so basically a way to get off. If they can get off, onto another planet, some of them would.”
To use a dated analogy, if the pitchforks are coming, the working class is stuck in the middle, while the plantation owners have their bags packed.
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