Some people say rich people are really smart! that they would not have got where they are today, having billions or millions in the bank, unless they were smart. so here's my point a country is only rich if it has a good foundation (infastructure) to build upon, secondly it has a good economy to keep it going and third you all as a nation work together to keep going and share in that wealth obviously to different degrees not just for 1% of that country, if you let your infastructure go and take away jobs by sending work abroad so your economy falls and you now have to support a nation who once were supporting themselves. if the foundations of anything goes then everything at the top comes down with it. so are the rich really as smart as they think? A great nation is one that is for the people by the people supporting the people.
There has always been rich and poor, but the bigger the gap gets the closer a country comes to collapse and if this is a world event , what next?