On the cowardice of the superrich
As their wealth has exploded, their walls have risen. To them, Covid lockdowns were a feature, not a bug
What follows is a full list of chief executives of big companies who called out governmental overreach in 2020.
Elon Musk. And, umm… Elon Musk.
When lockdowns cratered the economy, I figured CEOs and Wall Street titans would push back, especially once they saw how little risk Covid posed to their employees.
I was wrong. Nor did top executives stand up to mRNA mandates in 2021. Many big corporations embraced them despite employee dissent.
A new book has me thinking about why I got this so wrong.
It’s not a Constitutional manifesto or a history of pandemics. In fact, it doesn’t mention Covid at all - and it’s a novel, not non-fiction. Yet its description of the gilded lives of the superrich helps explain the failures of the last three years.
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