You can be rich and stupid. It has become increasingly obvious that the fortunes of the 1 percent haven’t grown through works alone. A confluence of larger factors — globalization, the quick uptake of new technology, government regulations that favor large corporations and capital — have operated together to produce this blossoming of billionaires. It’s a bloom that smells a bit rancid when compared with the downward-trending economic fortunes of almost everyone else.
Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign was built in no small part on his supposed achievements as a real estate magnate and business leader, along with his billionaire status — although the exact details of his net worth were and remain oddly opaque. We’re finally getting sick of the Kylie Jenners, Elon Musks and Trumps of the world. It is time for a revolt against the revolting rich and stupid.
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“Musk at the 2015 Tesla Motors Annual Meeting” by Steve Jurvetson is licensed under CC BY 2.0
“Donald Trump at the New Hampshire Town Hall at Pinkerton Academy, August 19th, 2015” by Michael Vadon is licensed under CC BY 2.0
“Kylie Jenner” by Hayu is licensed under CC BY 3.0