Billionaire Bunkers

As nobody else is starting any threads at the moment maybe the video below will stimulate some discussion here. I like a good rant and Russel Brand is as good at ranting as anybody is made clear form his YouTube channel

If you had the cash to spare would you build yourself a bunker as seen in the video?

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Billionaire Bunkers

  1. Neil Rickert:
    Was the title supposed to be “Billionaires are bonkers”?

    They probably are all bonkers. But it didn’t stop their collective wealth increasing by 55% over the pandemic while small businesses all over the place are folding and people are losing their jobs.

  2. Kantian Naturalist:
    My view, for what little it may be worth, is that it’s simply morally wrong to be rich.

    I’m basically with you there. But I ask myself, am I rich? Well although I don’t have much in the way of financial worries, I would not be classed as rich in the society to which I belong. But on a worldwide scale of wealth I don’t think I’d be anywhere near the bottom. So in all probability there are millions of people out there who could rightly claim that I am rich.

    The problem is that the disproportionately vast amount of wealth held by the few at the top is either unproductive or selfishly productive, and billionaire bunkers are a perfect example of this.

    But as we live in such a competitive world where selfishness is considered a virtue, what else can we expect? Drastic changes are needed but do we have the will to make them?

  3. Here Henri Bortoft explains how Darwin applied idea of industrial life around him in England to the natural world.

    The central idea of competitive, industrial capatalism of the market economy was applied by Darwin to nature in order to explain how evolution happened. The competition in nature he equated with the competition he saw in industry.

    Bortoft tells us that Darwin invested heavily in industry and Desmond and Moore have a book on Darwin that has a “lovely phrase” that “Darwin was a very rich man”…”and he simply put his mouth where his money was”.

    Was Darwin on the wrong side of morality?

  4. CharlieM: But as we live in such a competitive world where selfishness is considered a virtue, what else can we expect? Drastic changes are needed but do we have the will to make them?

    There was a time when democratic reforms seemed like the best way to go, but that time has passed.

    CharlieM: The central idea of competitive, industrial capitalism of the market economy was applied by Darwin to nature in order to explain how evolution happened. The competition in nature he equated with the competition he saw in industry.

    No question that Darwin’s initial idea of natural selection was inspired by capitalism, or that lots of people — most notably Herbert Spencer — took Darwin’s ideas as saying that capitalism is “natural” and that any attempt to interfere with capitalism was “unnatural” and therefore “bad.”

    Was Darwin on the wrong side of morality?

    Oh, definitely. No question.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.