I don’t like it when I’m right. When I am, I’m not learning anything new.
A Team Copiosis member shared this article recently. While not surprising to me, it will come as a surprise to many of the 99 percent who think the 1 percent (and even the .01 percent) have no interest in creating a world that works for everyone.
I’ve written before about one percenters who, defying the stereotypes, are living lives of modesty and propriety, interested in small footprints and such. Nick Hanauer, the writer of “The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats” isn’t one of those. But he does get it: people at the top are not job creators and the more they think they are, the more they guarantee their downfall. And because he gets it, he’s writing to clue his friends in. He’s taken personal risk doing so.
And he’s not the only one. Another one per-center, Russel Brand has been telling the same story for some time. There are other prominent figures, celebrities (such as Matt Damon), and uber wealthy people privately discussing the same. The one percent gets it. Just like you do.
It was only a matter of time before people like Hanauer start winning their peers over. I’ve been saying this all along. The plain fact is, there’s not much difference between the one percent, the .01 percent, and the 99 percent. As more time passes, this will become more and more apparent.
The key will be if the 99 percent has the guts to admit their own shortcomings and allow the one percenters a seat at the table.