Sad thing is, not only am I not surprised at the widening of the two tier gap and the disappearance of the middle class worldwide, I’m fatalist about it.
“Work hard to get rich / don’t be lazy” is old mantras that only worked during times where a middle class was a thing.
Do what you can but yes, the world economic system is failing and most people, including those working their butts off to “get ahead” are moving towards times of austerity. Start stocking on on canned food I suppose. It’s not a nuclear bomb that will wreck the planet, just boring everyday greed of a few and the fools who think by cheering them on they’ll get a few crumbs from the miser’s beard to eat.
“The billionaire boom is not a sign of a thriving economy but a symptom of a failing economic system,” said Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International.