When this place becomes a playground for the rich

The rationale works like this:

Let the rich become richer, get the very rich to come here, and entice them to spend  their money.
The money goes into the economy and generates demand and jobs.
Ordinary people get their jobs and are given higher pay.
So everyone is happier.

What really happens:
We build crazily luxurious housing and hold ostentatious events, making this country the playground of the rich.
The rich, of course, spend, and the ordinary people see the spending.
The ordinary people then aspire to live, eat and play in the same kind of luxury.
Envy, dissatisfaction, resentment then festers.

Society only seems “better off” if you measured “better off” in dollars-sense.

But in doing have we lost our common-sense?


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