Sunday 1 February 2015
What I learnt about inequality after spending time with some of the richest people in the world
Wealth has dehumanised them, and there’s nothing they can do about it
So what are the super-rich: are they bastards? Are they, as Hemingway put it, just like us, but with “more money”? Are they going to save us? Destroy us? Are they corporate psychopaths who’ve channelled their murderous impulses into making money, not serial killing? Or are they lonely and needing love, but trapped in a gilded cage of Bentleys and Lear Jets?
No, none of the above. I spent 6 months with them for a show I made for the BBC, called The Super-Rich and Us. I travelled to various castles and penthouses all over the world. I was greeted by sportswear multi-millionaire Sir Tom Hunter in his vast manicured grounds with “Hello! My…
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