This is as thing that I don't think people are getting. The absurdist nature of this kind of think at Davos isn't the issue... this is:https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/01/income_inequali.html
You know, even going back to the Feudal states, when the crown lost the ability to tax the nobility at meaningful levels, it was the sign of a failed Sovereign.
We now have banks that are not just "Too Big to Fail", but "Too Big to Jail" that are getting giant pay increases as their companies pay penalties for crimes over and over...http://abcnews.go.com/Business/jpmorgan-chase-ceo-jamie-dimon-pay-raise/story?id=21651249
I know it is unfashionable for a lot of techies to admit it, but we make a lot of money
and I am kind of stuck here... Lacking some kind of Downton Abbey
kind of aristocratic upbringing, we are doing a shitty, shitty, job at understanding we have an obligation to give back, and do so at higher levels. The shit in San Francisco is literally a peasant uprising, and if you think you make a crap top of money because you empirically deserve it, you are just part of the problem.
About 5 years ago, I remember having a conversation with an Indian colleague. We kind of agreed that "India is going to have a revolution. Maybe it will be an FDR or maybe it will be a Mao, but we need to push toward the former." The US is back to pre-FDR inequality measures, and it might be realistic to ask that about ourselves. I am not saying that camping out on some random Googler's lawn was a great idea, but nobody was burning a cross, either.
I am one of the "Well off", and I like it. But the new "Let them eat cake" is "They are just lazy."