While small businesses, restaurants, or stores struggle to survive the corona crisis and unemployment has reached new heights, the fortune of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has grown by 24 billion dollars since the beginning of 2020. Tesla founder Elon Musk has had to make do with a little over 10 billion. While the fortune of Zoom founder Eric Yuan has grown by a mere 107%.
These numbers are mind-blowing but what is even more astonishing is that people haven’t taken to the streets and demanded a redistribution of wealth. It will cost a lot of tax dollars/euros to cushion the economic consequences of the crisis, and getting the super-rich to finally pay their fair share would definitely help finance an aid program.
I think the hour of Selina Kyle (Catwoman) has finally struck: “There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you’re all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.”
What do you think? Start a movement? Take to the streets? Boycott Amazon?
Watch the clip: There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne.